Detroit Axle Expansion

July 17, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting at 6:30pm
300 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI

Detroit Axle (2000 W. 8 Mile Road) has proposed a warehouse expansion that would connect to their recently renovated headquarters. The expansion plans include over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, as well as future office space. The applicant has requested site plan approval and will appear on the Planning Commission agenda at the July 17, 2019 meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated July, 2019
  • Is the proposed warehouse expansion a permitted use at this location? Yes, manufacturing and warehouse uses are permitted in the M-1 (Limited Industrial) zoning district.
  • Is a public hearing required for this use? No, a public hearing is not required. However, the Planning Commission will review the site plan at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 17, 2019.
  • Can I review a paper copy of the site plan? Yes, a physical copy of the site plan is available for public review at City Hall during business hours (Monday-Thursday, 8a-5:30p).
  • Was the proposed expansion area part of 1600 W. 8 Mile (the Pinecrest Holdings site)? Yes, a portion of the Pinecrest Holdings site was acquired by Detroit Axle. There is not an update regarding the Pinecrest Holdings project at this time.
  • Will the site plan review require environmental remediation? The zoning ordinance and site plan requirements do not cover environmental remediation details. However, staff does recommend any remediation details be made available to the City and community once finalized. Staff has connected the applicant with the State Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy to ensure the State remediation requirements are met.
  • Is this project seeking brownfield incentives through the City? The applicant has not applied for brownfield incentives at this time. If the applicant were to apply for incentives, the project would be reviewed by the City's Brownfield Authority and City Council.