Inkster & Northline Site

NE Corner of Northline & Inkster Roads

Taylor, MI 48180














TRO (Technology-Research-Office)


Property Description

The Northline and Inkster Site is a 32-acre, undeveloped site designated for industrial development in the City of Taylor,
Michigan. Access to US-24, I94, and I-75 are two, three, and five miles from the site, respectively, and the site is only one mile from Detroit Metro Airport.

In 2023, the site underwent a comprehensive due diligence review through the VIP program, including a detailed site condition analysis, comprehensive information on utility providers and capacity, and a comprehensive report on site details (full report in the document library below).

Zoning and Land Use

Zoning: TRO (Technology-Research-Office)

Current Land Use: Vacant wooded land

Future Land Use: Technology-Research-Office or Light Industrial

Site Conditions

Greenfield or Brownfield: Greenfield

Above ground structures: Taylor Welcome Pavilion

Floodplain: No 100-year floodplain or 500-year floodplain

Wetlands: Four wetland areas that are approximately 8.3, 1.6, 1.2, and 0.75 acres (11.85 total)

Topographic Elevation: Elevation of the site ranges between approximately 622 and 627 feet above sea level

Soil Types:

  • Belleville loamy fine sand (±46%)
  • Tedrow loamy fine sand, loamy substratum, 0%-2% slopes (±46%)
  • Tedrow loamy fine sand, 0%-2% slopes (±8%) 

Easements: Power lines run east-west across the site, offset approximately 220 to 240 feet from Northline Road

T&E Species: Based on a review of the EDR NEPA Search Map Report, the following designations may impact the subject site due to their being located on or within the 1-mile search radius or within 1/4 mile of the subject site:

  • MI Wildlife Management Areas (within 1/4 mile, including the subject site)
  • US Endangered Species (within search radius of 1 mile, including the subject site)
  • MI Endangered Species (within search radius of 1 mile, including the subject site)

Archaeological & Cultural Resources: The EDR NEPA Search Map Report did not identify any listings within a one mile radius of the subject site


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Provider: DTE Energy

Current Service: Overhead power lines run north and south along the west side of Inkster Road, at the western boundary of the site

Assumed Demand: 5 MW 3-phase electric

Recommendations: More intensive infrastructure improvements, such as a line extension and onsite industrial substation, could be required for a higher demanding user


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Natural Gas

Provider: DTE Energy

Current Service:  –

Assumed Demand: 13 peak MCFH baseline demand

Recommendations: Verify the development demand and available supply in the conceptual phase or as early as possible in the project development timeline


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Provider: City of Taylor Water and Sewer Department; Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)

Current Service: 12″ water main Inkster Road; 12″ and 8″ city water main on Northline Road

Assumed Demand: 100,000 GPD baseline demand

Recommendations: Coordinate with the city during the engineering design phase for exact location and requirements for making a connection to the public water main

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Provider: City of Taylor Water and Sewer Department; Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA)

Current Service: 18″ sanitary sewer along the north side of Northline Road

Assumed Demand: 75,000 GPD

Recommendations: Verify the capacity is available with the City of Taylor at the time of planning the development

Workforce Data

30-Minute Drive




Total Businesses


Active Workforce

60-Minute Drive




Total Businesses


Active Workforce


Proximity to Highways

Site access on Northline & Inkster Roads

2 miles to US-24

3 miles to I-94

4 miles to I-75

5 miles to I-275

Proximity to Rail

2.5 miles to Class I Norfolk Southern Rail

12 miles to three intermodal terminals in southwest Detroit, MI

Proximity to Airports

1 mile to Detroit Metro Airport (Romulus, MI)

14 miles to Willow Run Airport (Ypsilanti, MI)

Document Library

Tier-1 Site Due Diligence Report

Site Maps

Demographic & Business Data

Workforce Profile

Marketing Flyer

Regional Overview

Site Contacts

Site Contact

Dan Bzura

City of Taylor


Phone: 734-287-6550

Program Contact

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Shannon Selby

Vice President of Real Estate