Brownfield Redevelopment of Former Cadillac Stamping Plant

The former Cadillac Stamping Plant, a massive vacant manufacturing facility has been a staple of Detroit’s eastside since 1919. The parcels were originally developed as residential dwellings, a manufacturing building, a railroad property, and various commercial and industrial functions.

In 1925 the plants focus shifted towards automobiles, working for the Hudson Motor Company before General Motors bought the plant in 1956. For nearly 30 years auxiliary parts such as fenders, hoods and bumpers for Cadillac automobiles were produced at the site.

The plant which consists of five parcels totaling approximately 43.4 acres has sat mostly vacant since the 1980s with the plant being used in a limited basis by the Ivan Doverspike Company before vacating in 2015. Of the five original parcels, three remain, previously being used as a main plant building, stamping building and warehouse.

With the revitalization of Detroit ongoing, the former Cadillac Stamping Plant property will be redeveloped with a 682,000-square foot Class A industrial building. Before the project was to be completed, PM Environmental provided multiple services including Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), limited Phase II ESA, Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR), EPA Assessment Grant Application, Documentation of Due Care Compliance (DDCC) and Design and Specification Plan for VB and SSV.

Various RECs were discovered during the Phase I ESA, including press pits, former transformer substations, former storage tanks, a former coal yard, the potential for PCBs and several documented chemical releases. Based on the identified constituents of concern in soil and groundwater and potential vapor intrusion in soil and groundwater, a vapor barrier (VB) and passive subslab venting (SSV) system was constructed.

With the five parcels being rezoned as one, the project is expected to create approximately 450 new full-time industrial, manufacturing, professional, and /or warehousing jobs.

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