LAC Site

Sterns Road & Dixie Highway

Erie, MI 48133












($30,000 per acre)





Property Description

The LAC Site is 140.42 acres of vacant land located in Bedford Township and Erie Township in Monroe County, Michigan, just north of Toledo, Ohio with a workforce of 1,469,211 within a 60-minute drive time. The site is 2.7 miles from I-75 and has direct access to CSX transportation with the potential for an on-site spur. In 2022 the site underwent a comprehensive Tier 1 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: Bedford Township: General Industrial; Erie Township: Light Industrial

Current Land Use: Agricultural

Future Land Use: The site is zoned for an industrial user, and no changes are anticipated.

Site Conditions

Greenfield or Brownfield: Greenfield

Above ground structures: None

Floodplain: 100-year floodplain and 500-year floodplain cover a relatively small portion of the site adjacent to the Hooper Run Drain

Wetlands: There are no mapped wetlands on the site. It is anticipated that the Hooper Run Drain is a state regulated stream with
contiguous wetlands along the banks.

Topographic Elevation: Site elevations range between 583’ and 596’

Soil Types: Lenawee Silty Clay Loam and Del Rey Silt loam


  • Monroe County Drain Easement

T&E Species: There are no endangered species, migratory birds, or protected plants or vegetation on the site

Archaeological & Cultural Resources: At present, there are no previously recorded architectural properties nor archaeological sites within 1 mile surrounding the site




Provider: Consumers Energy

Current Service: Existing distribution line on Dixie Highway and substation located across from the site on Sterns Road 

Assumed Demand: 10 MW

Recommendations: 10 MW assumed demand baseline could be met with service from the existing 46 kV substation north of Sterns Road



Natural Gas

Provider: Michigan Gas Utilities

Current Service: Existing 4 inch medium pressure gas lines along Sterns Road and Dixie Highway

Assumed Demand: 10,000 mcf/month

Recommendations: The capacity of the existing natural gas infrastructure should be sufficient for a potential development’s assumed demand




Provider: South County Water System

Current Service: 20-inch water main along Dixie Highway and 6-inch main along Sterns Road

Assumed Demand: 150,000 GPD

Recommendations:Existing infrastructure can meet the assumed baseline demand




Provider: Monroe County Drain Commissioner

Current Service: Existing 12-inch sanitary sewer on Dixie Highway. An agreement is in place with Bedford Twp to extend the sanitary sewer to Benore Road. 

Assumed Demand: 100,000 GPD

Recommendations: A lift station would most likely be required to extend the sanitary sewer to the north and further sanitary sewer design is recommended

Workforce Data

30-Minute Drive




Total Businesses



60-Minute Drive




Total Businesses




Proximity to Highways

Site Access on Sterns Road & Dixie Highway

2.7 miles to I-75 northbound access

3.5 miles to I-75 southbound access

Proximity to Rail

CSX Transportation bordering the west side of the property with potential for an on-site spur

Toledo rail yard – 8 miles

Proximity to Airports

38.4 miles to Detroit Metro Airport (Romulus, MI)

Document Library

Tier-1 Site Due Diligence Report

Site Maps

Demographic & Business Data

Workforce Profile

Marketing Flyer

Regional Overview

Site Contacts

Site Representative

Keenan Fields, SIOR

Signature Associates

Phone: 419-290-8334

Local Contact

Tim Lake

President & Chief Executive Officer

Monroe County Business Development Corp.

Phone: 734-241-8081 

Program Contact

Verified Industrial Properties program contact photo
Shannon Selby

Vice President of Real Estate