“The City of Southfield purchased the 114 acre property to protect, maintain, and ultimately increase the property values for
Southfield’s home and business owners. The City does NOT intend to develop or own the property, we plan to demolish it and clean it up so it can be sold to a qualified property developer who will build a new, revitalized mixed-use development containing office, retail, and residential space on the site,” stated Southfield Mayor, Ken Siver.
“We bought the mall because there were no viable offers on the table and we did not want Northland to fall victim to blight, dumping, grafitti or scrappers. The Northland name is synonymous with Southfield and it’s important that we find the finest development possible for this site.”
“Further, by owning the center, we control the destiny of this 114 acres and will be able to develop the site to its full potential,” Mayor Siver continued, “there is no other space with this kind of acreage and opportunity.”