Local officials order demolition of former Michigan mall

Local officials order demolition of former Michigan mall

Plans to redevelop Summit Place Mall did not materialize.

October 11, 2017
CDR Staff
The Summit Place Mall in Waterford Township, Michigan, is facing demolition. According to several local reports, the property has fallen into disrepair since it closed in 2009.

The Waterford Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Oct. 10, 2017 for demolition. According to a report in Crain’s Detroit Business, a local investment group had wanted to turn the property into a sports and entertainment complex, but after months of waiting, the group never submitted a development plan.

According to Core Partners, the Bingham Farms, Michigan, firm representing the owner, Santa Monica, California-based SD Capital LLC, the company faced a couple of hurdles in its redevelopment plan that prevented it from moving forward with a plan.

The estimated $4 million cost to demolish the nearly 1.4 million square-foot mall could fall to SD Capital. The property was reportedly condemned in December 2014. Crain’s says SD Capital must submit demolition plans and work would start 180 days after a permit is issued.