$20 Million INCOE Corporation Facility Cementing Into Place

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We’re happy to update folks that construction on the new $20 million corporate headquarters facility for INCOE Corporation in the Oakland Technology Park is progressing very nicely.

The mammoth building is located on the south side of High Meadow Circle, adjacent to Faurecia.

The builder, General Development Company, anticipates beginning the cement pour of the shop floor for the 135,000 square foot building this week.  Contractors have also begun hanging drywall on the 2nd floor.

Photo of the spacious shop area today with the dirt floor. Cement trucks begin rolling in on Wednesday!

The goal is to move INCOE into their new facility by August.

New Signs Proposed To Proclaim Corporate HQ’s Along I-75

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We wish to report that a development application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by General Development Company to allow the installation of new monument signs along I-75 adjacent to the Oakland Technology Park.

Rendering of how the massing and spacing of the signs will look along I-75 from a driver’s perspective

This proposal will allow three additional signs for a total of five along this stretch of I-75.  All the signs will be evenly spaced and similar in size.  Two signs exist today in the area for Henniges and Faurecia.  One of the three new signs proposed will be installed by Hirotec America.  The other two new signs will be assigned to future businesses currently being recruited for the remainder parcels within the Oakland Technology Park.

The sign concept is similar to the “stylons” utilized at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, but much shorter at 20 feet in height.  Like Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, the Oakland Technology Park is a distinctive area in the City.  However, this tract of land is unique as the businesses located within the park are hidden behind a significant strand of trees, as shown in the mocked-up drone photo below.

Mock-up of bird’s-eye photo showing the massing and spacing of the proposed signs

The new signs will allow the corporate headquarters within the Oakland Technology Park to be showcased in a tasteful, aesthetically pleasing way.  This is particularly important along the highly sought-after I-75 corridor where 100,000 plus vehicles travel each day.  The City is enthusiastic about the public having an opportunity to be reminded of the type and caliber of businesses that call Auburn Hills home, particularly in this park where they cannot be seen.

The resurgence of the Oakland Technology Park has been a bright spot for the City of Auburn Hills and Oakland County as it has fueled the region’s economic recovery from the Great Recession.  Since 2011, General Development Company has developed and built nine projects for national and international companies within the park totaling 1.2 million square feet.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the application is anticipated by the City Council on Monday, June 11th.

Steel Going Up For Hutchinson’s HQ Facility

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

As an update, construction on Hutchinson’s new 60,502 square foot corporate headquarters is moving along on schedule.  The $8 million development is located on property west of Cross Creek Parkway, south of University Drive.  Hutchinson will lease the facility from General Development Company upon completion.

View of the building under construction

Rendering of the finished building

The project was approved by the City Council in late April, mass grading began in May, and now the steel frame of the building is being erected.  The facility is anticipated to be complete and ready for occupancy by June 2018.

INCOE Corporation To Build $20 Million World Headquarters Facility

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

An application has been submitted by General Development Company to the City of Auburn Hills for approval to construct a 135,000 square foot corporate office / industrial building for INCOE Corporation.  The project will be situated on a 15.36 acre parcel that is located on the south side of High Meadow Circle, adjacent to Faurecia.

Rendering of the proposed building

INCOE is a global company that is 100% family owned and operated.  The business, which began in 1958 as INjection COntrol Engineering, develops hot runner technology for injection molded plastic applications utilized in virtually every market around the world.  INCOE will consolidate and expand operations from three separate locations in the Metro Detroit area to this single facility in the Oakland Technology Park.  The total investment is estimated at $20 million.

Site Plan

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the application is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, June 26th.

Quick Start For “One Stop Ready” Hutchinson HQ Project

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

The City of Auburn Hills has been working closely with General Development Company to help facilitate their construction of Hutchinson’s new 60,502 square foot corporate office building on property located west of Cross Creek Parkway, south of University Drive.  The smooth start for the $8 million project is a testament to both the City’s intense focus on customer service and the developer’s expertise in construction.

Tree clearing is underway on the Hutchinson HQ project

Staff began review of the project’s site plan in late March and the City Council authorized construction on April 24th.  Tree clearing began in early May and will soon be complete.  Mass grading of the site is scheduled for next week and the erection of steel is anticipated to begin in August.  This pace is crazy fast and efficient when benchmarked against other municipalities across the nation, which is a source of pride for both our community and Oakland County.

The property is situated within the Oakland Technology Park, just south of the Delphi building.

Auburn Hills is part of Oakland County’s One Stop Ready Program, which is a proactive initiative aimed at streamlining the development approval processes in communities throughout the County.  The program was created after the Great Recession in an effort to better recruit and retain businesses, which in return brings more jobs and a stronger tax base.  This project is an excellent real world example of the program in action as it kept over 200 jobs in our town.

General Development Company anticipates the building will be ready for occupancy by June 2018.  We will be sure to report back with updates as construction progresses.

Construction Of Renishaw’s New Research Facility On Schedule

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We’re pleased to report that construction on Renishaw’s new 20,070 square foot technology and research building is moving forward on schedule.  The facility is located at the terminus of Deepwood Drive within the Oakland Technology Park.  The project was approved by the City Council on July 25, 2016.

Renishaw is expected to be complete by May 2017

Renishaw is expected to be complete by May 2017

Rendering of the building

Rendering of the building

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies with expertise in precision measurement and health care.  This new $5 million facility is expected to employ 35 people and will enable the company to provide turnkey measuring solutions to the automotive industry, including FCA US, Ford and GM, along with supporting the aerospace and medical industries.

Renishaw Proposes New Facility In Oakland Technology Park

Posted by Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by General Development Company to construct a 20,070 sq. ft. technology and research facility for Renishaw.  The proposed facility will be located at the south end of Deepwood Drive, within the Oakland Technology Park.  Total investment in the project is estimated at $5 million.

rendering

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies with expertise in precision measurement and health care.  The new facility will enable Renishaw to provide turnkey measuring solutions to the automotive industry, including Chrysler, Ford and GM.  The company also supports the aerospace and medical industries.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the project is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, July 25th.