East Gateway Site (Michigan Ave/Brady St) - 21430 Michigan Ave

Posted by City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department


Development Site

Development Opportunity



2.18 acres


Publicly Owned


For Sale

In Opportunity Zone

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Site Description

This is a prominent, highly visible corner site at the signalized intersection that is the east entry point into the West Downtown Dearborn District.The site is adjacent to the Dearborn Historical Museum, Dearborn Intermodal Train Station, Andiamo's Restaurant and new Ford's Garage Restaurant.


General/Comprehensive Plan Designation

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Master Plan/Specific Plan

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Zoning Designation

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Floor to Area Ratio (FAR)

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Other Requirement


Community Support

Removal of former motel and sale for development to support historical museum has community support.

Political Support

Master plan and sale for development approved by City Council and Mayor

Zoned for Preferred Outcomes

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

Financial Programs

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

Housing Credits

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

Other Incentives

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



Fee Schedule

Dearborn Fee Schedule

Transportation Investment

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


All required utilities available throughout the district

Other Investment

Pedestrian and streetscape improvements installed, further such improvements planned in the near future.

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

Created on December 12th, 2017 (last updated 5 months ago)