East Dearborn Downtown In-fill Development Site - 13501 Colson

Posted by City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department


Development Site

Development Opportunity



8.08 acres


Publicly Owned


For Sale

Site Description

This site is part of an oversized public parking lot serving the East Dearborn Downtown district, the City is seeking in-fill mixed-use development including multiple family residential to increase the density of this area.


General/Comprehensive Plan Designation

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Master Plan/Specific Plan

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Zoning Designation

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Height Limits

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Floor to Area Ratio (FAR)

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Dwelling Units per Acre

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Parking Requirement

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Other Requirement


Political Support

Creation of DDA, overlay zoning and City involvement in substantial projects all supportive

Community Support

Public input into Master Plan and DDA plan has been substantial

Other Incentives

Brownfield funds for dealing with obsolete structures & contaminated sites, TIF funds for needed off-site/infrastructure improvements

Housing Credits

MSHDA (State of Michigan) incentives for affordable and workforce housing

Financial Programs

MEDC (State of Michigan) programs targeted to mixed use, downtown projects in Redevelopment Ready Communities



Fee Schedule

Dearborn Fee Schedule


Substantial public park in the center of the district programmed with events by DDA


All utilities available, supported by public parking and trash handling systems


Streetscape completed/maintained, served by DDOT & SMART bus systems

Private Investment

City Hall Artspace Lofts completed, Arab American National Museum expansion completed, Dearborn Town Center development partially completed - last component is an American House Senior Living facility currently under construction

Local Development Trends & Market Indicators

Replacing small (1-2 story buildings with larger 4 story buildings), addition of multiple family residential units on upper floors of new buildings
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13501 Colson St, Dearborn, MI 48126

0.0 acres ( sqft)

Contact Thomas Paison

Thomas, from City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department, has more details.

Traditional mixed-use downtown district undergoing substantial revitalization.  There are opportunities for new businesses and redevelopm... More

Created on January 2nd, 2018 (last updated 11 months ago)