The City of Detroit announced yesterday that the former American Motor Company headquarters on the west side will be demolished for a new industrial complex. NorthPoint Development will be leading this project.

The 56-acre site sits just south of 96, bordered by Fullerton, Strathmoor, and Plymouth Road. The massive  1.5 million-square-foot brick building AMC building has been vacant for a decade. It was built for Kelvinator in 1926. 

“One by one, we are taking down the massive vacant buildings that for too long have been a drain on our neighborhoods and our city’s image and putting something new in their place,” said Mayor Duggan.  “We’re seeing that happen now at the former Cadillac Stamping Plant where Northpoint is building a new parts facility for Lear, we’re about to see them do it again here at the former AMC headquarters. I expect we will announcing plans for other such sites in the city very soon.”

NorthPoint is planning a $66 million new campus with 728,000-square-feet of industrial space for an auto parts supplier, with the potential for 300 permanent jobs. The development group is also leading the redevelopment of the site of the former Cadillac Stamping Plant on the city's east side. They have also shown interest in the Packard Plant.

The project still needs many approvals, including Brownfield tax incentives and approval of land deals from city council, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and the Detroit Land Bank. Demo could begin in late 2022, with completion of construction expected in late 2023 or early 2024.