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.

Faurecia’s Construction in the Home Stretch

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

We’re happy to report that construction on Faurecia’s new North American Headquarters, located on High Meadow Circle in the Oakland Technology Park, is in the final stages of completion.  Faurecia is the fifth largest automotive supplier in the world.

The general contractor, General Development Company, broke ground on the $24 million project in early May 2013 and they anticipate wrapping up final inspections within two weeks.  With furniture installation beginning soon, occupancy is not far off.

The massive 278,000 square foot, three-story building will house up to 700 employees

The massive 278,000 square foot, three-story building will house up to 700 employees

This project is just another example of how the City of Auburn Hills has partnered with the business community to create new jobs and growth.  The development construction process was textbook in “radical hospitality.”  It took the City only 41 days to review and approve the project and now less than one year later this huge building will be complete.  A process that would have taken twice as long in many parts of the country.

In a global economy, where speed, flexibility, certainty, and trust are key factors that influence a company’s decision where to invest tens of millions of dollars – you must deliver on your promises and Auburn Hills did!

We can celebrate this achievement because, together as a team, we helped this company grow and succeed.