Demo of Target building at Northland Center to begin

Posted at 1:02 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 05:33:25-04

Demolition of the Target building at the defunct Northland Center is slated to begin this week, according to a news release from the City of Southfield. 


The demolition is set to start at 11 a.m. on Thursday and take two weeks to complete.

The city, which purchased the former mall in 2015 for $2.4 million, has plans to remediate the property and sell it. 

When Northland Center opened in 1954, it was the largest shopping mall in the world. Now, the 125-acre property is a blank canvas for development. 

In September, there was a big push to bring Amazon's HQ2 to the site. The online retailer said they plan to spend around $5 billion on HQ2 and bring 50,000 jobs into the city they choose.

“The former Northland Center represents an outstanding opportunity for a vibrant new mixed-use development of residential, retail, office and green space,” stated Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver in the news release. “The Northland name is synonymous with Southfield and it’s imperative that we find the finest development possible for this very prominent and centrally-located site – whether it be the new Amazon HQ2 or another dynamic use. We are very excited about this project and confident that it will be a great success.”