Redevelopment Ready Sites
We cut the red tape so you can cut the red ribbon
Redevelopment Ready Sites are located within Certified Redevelopment Ready Communities, a program designed to prepare communities to offer a transparent, predictable, and efficient development experience. Sites have been hand-picked by these communities as priority redevelopment opportunities to help you save time and money.
Use the interactive map to the left to find Redevelopment Ready Sites by region.
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Redevelopment Ready Sites: Region 1 - Upper Peninsula
Located in the western upper peninsula, Bessemer is a outdoor paradise with access to year round recreation and a vibrant art community. The city's up-and-coming downtown offers bountiful opportunities for commercial and residential investment which is essential the city's longterm goals.
Nestled in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton's remoteness, ruggedness, and panoramic views make it the most unique place to live in the Midwest - hands down. With more than 230+ inches of snow a year (2nd most in the U.S.), the city offers boundless recreational opportunities, access to world-class educational opportunities via Michigan Technological University, and a competitive business climate.
With nearly 11 miles of freshwater shoreline, Marquette is an outdoor and waterfront paradise for all four seasons. From its thriving downtown to the endless opportunity to hike, swim, bike, camp, snowshoe, and more, Marquette offers an unparalleled quality of life that can't be replicated anywhere else.
Region 2 - Northwest
Located in Charlevoix County, Boyne City is a scenic lakefront community that strives to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors through a vibrant and thriving downtown, protected shoreline, mix of uses and services to support new and existing businesses.
Charlevoix is tied to the natural resources that encompass and surround the city. Residents love living near the water and parks, and deeply value the resources the community has built, including the downtown businesses, quality schools, and the library.
Nestled on the shores of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, Petoskey features eight miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, including the Bay Harbor development site. Residents and tourists enjoy over 170 unique shops and fine restaurants in the famous Gaslight Shopping District.
Region 3 - Northeast
Incorporated in 1871, the City of Alpena overlooks Lake Huron's picturesque Thunder Bay. The wood, cement, and heavy machinery industries of Alpena stemmed from a long industrial heritage that started with logging of the 1800s. Besides these industries, Alpena offers to the public an abundance of businesses along with a community college and a regional medical center.
With miles of clean beaches, Rogers City truly is a paradise for nature lovers, hunters, fishermen, boaters, and anyone seeking a pristine and beautiful location. Whether you are looking to retire, start a business, or to find that perfect seasonal home or cottage, we invite you to come and see for yourself what Rogers City has to offer.
Region 4 - West Michigan
Serving as the county seat of Allegan County, the city of Allegan offers an unbeatable combination of small-town atmosphere and community-minded approach. Strategically located on the Kalamazoo River, the riverfront boardwalk, historic downtown and homes and friendly citizens give Allegan its ambiance.
The City of Fremont has experienced growth in almost every area of the community over the past five years. The City has a Downtown Development Authority District that entails the M-82 corridor running east/west on Main Street, and a Local Development Finance Authority District that entails the Fremont Industrial Park with 50 acres of vacant developable land.
Grand Haven is the third community to be both RRC certified and a master level Michigan Main Street Community. Offering several dining options, arts, entertainment, history , sandy shorelines, a musical fountain, a marina, and pier lighthouses, Grand haven has a piece of adventure for all ages.
Hart is a quaint, quiet community, a perfect place to raise a family and enjoy a good life. The City of Hart features Hart Lake—the 240-acre lake in the middle of town, the Hart-Montague trail, a charming downtown with rich cultural heritage, festivals, historical museum, and the proximity to Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
The City of Hudsonville is in the process of implementing the Imagine Hudsonville 2030 master plan, for which it was awarded the Daniel H. Burnham Award for planning excellence. This plan calls for Hudsonville to become a more livable, vibrant, walkable, and distinctive city and identifies core components needed to bring that vision to life.
The City of Ionia is located in central Ionia County, Michigan and serves as County Seat. The City adjoins Ionia Township, Easton Township, Berlin Township and Orange Township, and is situated approximately 30 minutes from two major metropolitan cities: Grand Rapids and Lansing.
Kentwood has grown into a thriving community, home to more than 51,000 people. Kentwood offers a high quality of life due to its proximity to many of West Michigan’s destination dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation options. Centrally located, it’s an easy local commute, thanks to many public and private transport options.
Located in Barry County, the village of Middleville is a small, quaint community that offers affordable, quality living nestled between the urban centers of southwest Michigan. The area is home to the Thornapple River, Yankee Springs Recreational Area, Thornapple State Game Area and Paul Henry Trail.
Serving as the county seat of Muskegon County, the city of Muskegon offers two local colleges that provide a large presence of young adults in the up-and-coming central business district. The Muskegon area offers activities for all seasons, amazing parks the Lake Michigan coastline, and more.
Conveniently located minutes from Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Plainwell offers unique local shops and events, restaurants and hotels, and two nationally-recognized historic districts that can be enjoyed by walking our river walk along the Kalamazoo River and Mill Race.
Region 5 - East Central
The City of Gladwin is a delightful community connected by nature located in the heart of Michigan. A paradise for outdoor lovers, Gladwin is home to four seasons of exciting activities on the water or in the woods. Gladwin’s vibrant farmers markets and local businesses to its inviting parks, trails, and campsites, make the community an ideal place to grow within nature
Serving as the Clare County seat, the City of Harrison’s access to plentiful state parks and multiple tourism seasons attracts year-around visitors to enjoy its abundant recreational amenities. Only twenty minutes from twenty lakes, Harrison is the ideal place for relishing in the natural beauty that is Michigan.
To keep economic development moving forward, Mount Pleasant takes a no compromises proactive approach to investing in infrastructure and other needs to facilitate investment. 'Meet here' in Mt. Pleasant and learn why it is the perfect location for your next project.
Saginaw is the largest city in the Great Lakes Bay Region, home to more than 50,000 residents. Sitting at a crossroads between ‘up north’ and industrial areas such as Flint and Detroit, Saginaw focuses on making community connections to promote economic development, build new markets for Michigan farmers, and serving as a healthcare hub for much of lower Michigan.
Region 6 - East Michigan
High quality neighborhoods, diversity of business, excellent schools and municipal services, and a mixture of uses to provide a stable tax base and employment opportunities are among the many assets found in the City of Grand Blanc.
Serving as the county seat and a regional hub of commerce in along Michigan's I-69 corridor, Lapeer is a growing community which offers a high quality of life and small town charm. The city's historic downtown provides and commercial areas offer ample opportunity for new investment.
With a welcoming, hometown feel created by the village's approximately 1,000 residents, North Branch is ripe with opportunity to build new housing for residents seeking a community-oriented pace of life. You'll find friendly staff and officials ready to assist with your next project and you'll quickly understand what makes North Branch so special.
Region 7 - South Central
Meridian Charter Township
Meridian Township has nestled within its borders two healthy and active communities; Haslett and Okemos. Meridian Township is a a welcoming community that celebrates quality education, recreation and lifestyles. Its mission is to provide a safe and welcoming, sustainable, prime community.
Michigan’s capital city blends numerous lifestyle options with a strong economy based on government, education, insurance, healthcare and automobile manufacturing. The city’s ubiquitous high-speed internet service and educated population have created a burgeoning intellectual environment setting the stage for growth in the technology sector.
The City of St. Johns boasts has one of the top school systems in the area, known statewide for its theatre and fine arts department. An abundance of recreational assets include ball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, ice rink, sledding hill, a fantasy forest play scape; all located near the beautifully wooded main city park.
Region 8 - Southwest
Albion is located along the I-94 corridor in the eastern portion of Calhoun County and is a short driving distance from several metropolitan centers within Michigan and the Great Lakes area. Albion is bursting with musical talent, outdoor recreation, unique food, and history.
Battle Creek is known around the world as the birthplace of the cereal industry, and today continues this legacy of innovation and progress. Respect for local history combined with modern forward thinking has resulted in a community that offers a thriving local and international business community.
This lakeside community is experiencing a revitalization in their historic downtown with a complete streetscape and numerous shops opening. Cassopolis has all the character of a Michigan small town-without being “typical.”
A wide variety of industries and businesses call Kalamazoo home, including major players in the pharmaceutical, medical science, and craft beer industries. The city also offers an assortment of cultural attractions that one might only expect to find in larger metropolitan areas including music, visual art, dance, and theatre.
Serving as the county seat for Calhoun County, the city of Marshall sits prominently positioned to welcome businesses and travelers along both I-69 and I-94 between Detroit and Chicago. The city boasts a rich mercantile history dating back to 1830 when fur trading was its main economic driver.
Region 9 - Southeast
Hillsdale is located amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Southcentral Michigan. The city has strong core values revolving around family, tradition and opportunity.
As the County Seat, the City of Howell is centrally located within Livingston County. In Howell you can stroll amid historic buildings that offer both character and welcoming charm and experience a unique mix of independent dining, entertainment, and "shoppertunity" options you simply won't find anywhere else.
Jackson features excellent regional transportation as it is served by Interstate-94 and US-127; it has passenger rail service to both Chicago and Detroit; and is served by the Jackson County Airport. Jackson’s economy is supported in part by three major corporations. Jackson is home to Allegiance Health, the Eaton Corporation and it is the world headquarters of CME (Consumers) Energy.
Among the rolling hills of Lenawee County, you’ll find the historic city of Tecumseh. Tecumseh is a mid-sized city of 8,700 residents and 275 businesses. The city’s excellent school district, extensive parks system and vibrant downtown district are just a few community assets that make Tecumseh a great place to be.
Region 10 - Detroit Metro
Dearborn is the world headquarters of the Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. With a focus on building on its knowledge economy and advancing the quality of life for its current and future residents, Dearborn is a great place to be.
Eastpointe is a residential community with ample shopping areas, businesses, professional services, green spaces and public transportation options. Conveniently located along I-94 and just a mile away from 696, Eastpointe is close to many local destinations and just a short drive to downtown Detroit.
The City of Farmington is a destination for raising families and offers an array of quiet neighborhoods and an abundance of natural beauty with four seasons of outdoor activities. The city contains 37 acres of parks, the Governor Warner Mansion, a vibrant farmers market, and the Winery. A wide variety of industries have chosen Farmington as their home.
With two major arterial roads, the city provides easy access to the regional transportation system. The city is especially interested in proposals which would help increase mixed-use development along Southfield Road in the Village Center District.
A diverse, affordable and culturally-rich community in southeast Oakland County, Oak Park is an excellent opportunity for investors. The city's current master plan seeks to attract additional investment along its major corridors, including restaurants, breweries and mixed-use development.
Roseville is a community of over 48,000 residents and was the first community to attain RRC-certification. The city currently includes businesses in the retail, automotive, military, printing and recycling industries (and many more).
As the “center of it all,” Southfield is home to over 10,000 businesses including over 100 Fortune 500 companies. In addition to endless networking opportunities and proximity to downtown Detroit and a major airport, the city also boasts an impressive 98 percentage access rate to high-speed internet – an essential piece of infrastructure for any businesses.