East Gateway Site

Posted by Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Development Site

Development Opportunity



2.18 acres


Privately Owned


For Sale

Site Description

Located at the northeast corner of Brady and Michigan, this vacant site is adjacent to the Dearborn Historical Museum (design considerations should note this) and at the eastern edge of the West Dearborn downtown district. This prime location is envisioned as mixed-use retail and student housing and has easy access to the entertainment district of West Dearborn, The Henry Ford & Greenfield Village, Ford World Headquarters, U-M Dearborn, Henry Ford College, Fairlane Town Center and the Rouge Gateway Nature Trail. 


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Zoned for Preferred Outcomes

Preparation of new form-based code for this area is underway with adoption planned in 2018

Political Support

Master plan and DDA efforts approved by City Council and Mayor

Community Support

DDA & Chamber of Commerce and community input into plans & workshops support further downtown development

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


Burial of overhead utilities, pedestrian improvements and streetscape improvements. Area supported by public parking and trash handling systems.


All required utilities available throughout the district


SMART bus service on Michigan Avenue, Intermodal Train station at east end of district

Private Investment

Ford Land is constructing a two building $65 million mixed use development in the heart of the district

Local Development Trends & Market Indicators

Interest in constructing upper story apartments & condos due to a lack of availability compared to demand.
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21430 Michigan , Dearborn, MI 48124

2.18 acres (95135.63 sqft)
APN: 32 09 222 01 029 00
For Sale
Publicly Owned

Contact Barry Murray

Barry, from City of Dearborn, has more details.

This is a traditional, mixed-use downtown district undergoing substantial revitalization.  There are opportunities for new businesses and... More

Created on April 12th, 2018 (last updated about 1 month ago)