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Near the prominent corner of M-24 and Genesee Street and the gateway to historic downtown Lapeer, is a 7.12-acre redevelopment site. The former James E. White Junior High School was located on the site, which was demolished in 2019. The site has cleared Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental assessments and is prime for redevelopment. With commercial frontage and proximity to parks, Farmer’s Creek, City Hall, and the community library, the site presents a prime opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy of the city and be a part of the growth happening in Lapeer.
Lapeer is a destination for families and entrepreneurs looking for access, safe neighborhoods, and convenience to larger cities as well as the nearby Detroit International Airport. On summer weekends, food trucks and concerts in the park are just a 5-minute walk from this redevelopment site.
The City of Lapeer would like to partner with a visionary developer to infill the site with active ground level uses, micro-industry or maker spaces, parking, housing, entertainment, and retail uses. The City, with community input, has developed a concept showing the site’s viability for a project featuring mixed-use commercial buildings, with live/work, townhouses, retail, upper floor residential, and surface parking. The vision includes a festival street space, with active uses spilling onto the sidewalks and pedestrian-scale streets for outdoor dining, shopping, and celebrating.
Please contact Nate Scramlin, Manager - Redevelopment Services, with any questions or for more information. Nate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 862-7742.