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For Lease – Broadway Lofts Suite B

Starting at $1,900/month

  • 1,250 square feet
  • 14-foot ceilings
  • Designated parking for tenant 
  • New construction 
  • High traffic, ground level 
  • Rough-in HVAC, plumbing, drywall and slab floor is already complete
  • Finished drywall is ready for paint
  • Tenant Improvement allowance or build to suit negotiable
  • Available for immediate occupancy

Suite B enjoys an entrance from the rear parking lot and a front entrance along the Broadway Street sidewalk for foot traffic. Large windows and glass doors offer an abundance of natural light.

The energy-efficient building is constructed of highly-durable steel and brick, and is located at 410 W. Broadway Street next to Mt. Pleasant City Hall and area park systems. Above the first floor are three floors with 48 modern lofts. GreenTree Coop Market is the neighboring commercial tenant on the ground-level, so delicious fresh food is only steps away. 

Contact

Marilyn Crowley
Vice President of Investment
Michigan Community Capital
(517) 334-0967
marilyn@miccap.org

MAC Trailer Enterprises Expands Manufacturing into Mt. Pleasant Facility

Michigan Community Capital supports MAC Trailer Enterprises expansion with $7 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – MAC Trailer Enterprises (MAC Trailer) is expanding its manufacturing capabilities in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with the support of $7 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation from Michigan Community Capital (MCC). The expansion includes the purchase of a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located at 1799 Gover Parkway in Mt. Pleasant as well as new equipment anticipated to increase production by more than three times the current capacity.

MAC Trailer Enterprises was started in 1992 by Michael Conny. Over the past 30 years the MAC Trailer family of companies has grown into one of the largest custom trailer builders in North America. In 2013, MAC Trailer started manufacturing liquid tank trailers under the name MAC LTT, Inc. In 2020, MAC LTT Stainless Division was started to meet the demand to produce a product of stainless liquid tank trailers, and this subsidiary will operate in the new facility.

“MAC LTT Stainless Division, a subsidiary of MAC Trailer, is focused on healthy growth in our Mt. Pleasant operation,” said Jim Maiorana, president of the MAC LTT Stainless Division, Inc. “We are eager to expand employment opportunities in Michigan with this project made possible with support from Michigan Community Capital, PNC Real Estate and Huntington Bank.”

MAC Trailer’s expansion will create or retain nearly 100 full-time equivalent jobs in a census tract where 73.4% of the population falls below the poverty line. All of these positions pay a living wage and are accessible to people with less than a four-year degree from an accredited establishment. The company is prepared to hire people with no experience and provide multiple forms of training.

The total project costs are estimated to be nearly $10 million; MCC allocated $7 million in New Markets Tax Credits.

“Michigan Community Capital is thrilled to support the City of Mt. Pleasant and the State of Michigan in their efforts to expand opportunities for living-wage jobs in rural communities. This is a wonderful complement to our recent local workforce housing expansion at 410 W Broadway Street,” said Eric Hanna, president and CEO at Michigan Community Capital. 

PNC New Markets Investment Partners, LLC will also be supporting the project with New Markets Tax Credit allocation investment.

“We are pleased to collaborate once again with Michigan Community Capital on this important transaction for the Mt. Pleasant community and the economic benefit this facility will create,” said Jonathan Swigert, vice president and New Market Tax Credit originator for Tax Credit Solutions, a PNC Real Estate business. “This facility is a testament to the impact that the NMTC program can have on our communities, and we are incredibly proud to be active participants in the program, supporting projects just like this one across the U.S.”

To learn more about MAC Trailer Enterprises and the expansion project, visit www.mactrailer.com.

About Michigan Community Capital

Michigan Community Capital (MCC) is a non-profit diversified public-private partnership that supports the missions of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by aggregating capital and facilitating the financing and development of low-income and attainable housing, and the redevelopment of complex brownfield sites within the State of Michigan. MCC is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and the only Community Development Entity (CDE) that deploys this resource solely throughout the entire State of Michigan. Over its 16-year history, MCC has supported over $1 billion in project financing, successfully attracted $320 million in federal New Markets Tax Credits, and helped to create over 750 housing units and 1.3 million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial space to facilitate job creation and expansion. MCC provides products in four key pillars: housing equity, bridge and gap lending, New Markets Tax Credits, and property insurance for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects. For more information on MCC visit michigancommunitycapital.org.

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New Markets Tax Credits Invested into Detroit Food Commons Development Project

Detroit People's Food Co-op
Detroit People’s Food Co-op

Michigan Community Capital among CDE’s supporting Detroit Food Commons development with New Markets Tax Credit allocations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – A newly constructed two-story, 31,000-square-foot building on Woodward Avenue in Detroit will house Detroit Food Commons. The nearly $20-million project spearheaded by nonprofits Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) and Develop Detroit (DDI) has been made possible in part with $7 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocated from Michigan Community Capital (MCC) this week. Located within a CDFI-qualified severely distressed census tract, the project will directly address a severe lack of access to fresh food in the North End neighborhood of Detroit. 

The mixed-use building will include Detroit People’s Food Co-op (the Co-op) on the first floor — a community-owned grocery selling healthy, locally sourced food, a deli and bakery, and a neighborhood café. The second floor will include two large and two small licensed incubator kitchens to serve local food enterprises, a 3,800-square-foot community event and banquet space, and office space for the headquarters of DBCFSN.

The ground-level grocery will provide healthy, affordable options to more than 31,000 low–income community members and over 19,000 food desert residents within a 1.5-mile trade radius. The Co-op already has 1,455 member-owners, underscoring the pent-up demand for high-quality grocers in the neighborhood.

The Co-op and DBCFSN will directly create or retain approximately 41 full-time equivalent jobs in a census tract where 59.6% of the population falls below the poverty line. All of these positions will be accessible to people with less than a four-year degree of accredited education.

According to DBCFSN Executive Director Malik Yakini, “the Detroit Food Commons will be a game changer. Not only will the anchor tenant, the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, provide greater access to fresh, healthy, nutrient dense foods, but it also provides an important model of community ownership and what moving towards a more racially just economy looks like.”

Project costs are expected to be roughly $20 million; Michigan Community Capital will provide $7 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation. 

“Access to healthy and affordable food is essential for a thriving community,” said Eric Hanna, president and CEO at Michigan Community Capital. “By supporting this project, we’re reaching thousands of community members in need of this access, and we’re investing in multiple minority-owned businesses involved in the process. This project helps establish a system where money to purchase this food will now circulate back to Detroiters.”   

U.S. Bank is supporting the project with New Markets Tax Credit allocation investment.

“U.S. Bank is excited about this unique project that will bring fresh and healthy food to area residents, provide jobs for the local community, and attract and support entrepreneurs with its incubator kitchens and event space,” said Jennifer Stoehr, vice president with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), the community investment and tax credit division of U.S Bank. “We’re committed to supporting projects that drive racial equity, and that’s why we’re not only supporting Detroit Food Commons as a NMTC investor but bringing NMTC allocation through our own community development entity.”

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC Detroit) is supporting the project with New Markets Tax Credit allocation investment.

“New Markets Support Company (NMSC), in conjunction with LISC Detroit, is proud to contribute new markets tax credits in support of the Detroit Food Commons,” said Donna Nuccio of NMSC. “The project is centered around community ownership and will provide ongoing benefits in the form of access to healthy food and support of local businesses, which aligns with our mission of advancing equitable outcomes. We look forward to the continued collaboration to make this project a success.”

National Cooperative Bank is supporting the project as a direct lender.

“As a socially responsible financial institution, National Cooperative Bank (NCB) is proud to be the direct lender in the Detroit Commons Project,” stated Michael Novak, senior vice president of Commercial Banking at NCB. “For over 40 years, NCB has had a mission to support the growth of food co-ops nationwide, especially in underserved communities. Having access to fresh, healthy food is a basic ingredient to sustainable communities and we look forward to working with Michigan Community Capital and all the project partners on this development.”

To learn more about Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Detroit Food Commons Development Project visit www.detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com.

About Michigan Community Capital

Michigan Community Capital (MCC) is a non-profit diversified public-private partnership that supports the missions of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by aggregating capital and facilitating the financing and development of low-income and attainable housing, and the redevelopment of complex brownfield sites within the State of Michigan. MCC is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and the only Community Development Entity (CDE) that deploys this resource solely throughout the entire State of Michigan. Over its 16-year history, MCC has supported over $1 billion in project financing, successfully attracted $320 million in federal New Markets Tax Credits, and helped to create over 750 housing units and 1.3 million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial space to facilitate job creation and expansion. MCC provides products in four key pillars: housing equity, bridge and gap lending, New Markets Tax Credits, and property insurance for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects. For more information on MCC visit michigancommunitycapital.org.

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Broadway Lofts Announces Grand Opening

Michigan Community Capital invites community to celebrate the completion of Broadway Lofts with special event and property tours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – Broadway Lofts, a new-mixed-use, four-story building located at 410 West Broadway Street, plans to hold a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The project marks the largest new development in 40 years in downtown Mt. Pleasant. It was announced in 2019 and started construction in May of 2020. Although impacts of COVID-19 created delays and hurdles for the build, residents were able to begin moving into the building last week.

Broadway Lofts Grand Opening in Mt Pleasant Michigan hosted by Michigan Community Capital on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

“Projects like this one are never easy, and development has become even more challenging because of the pandemic,” says Marilyn Crowley, vice president of investments for Michigan Community Capital, the project developer. “Thank you to all of the contractors that worked on this project and stayed safe by following our onsite safety protocols.”

The building is designed to be a long-term investment into the fabric of the downtown. It has 48 energy-efficient apartments with modern finishes including large windows, stainless appliances, quartz countertops, in-unit washers and dryers, and tile backsplashes. Studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom lofts start at $875 per month. Broadway Lofts is currently more than 37% leased and actively accepting applications. 

“This project is a prime example of a public-private partnership which resulted in new investment on a vacant parcel of prime commercial real estate in our downtown,” said William R. Mrdeza, community services and economic development director for the City of Mt. Pleasant. “Development of the site has been a priority for the City since at least 2006 when the adjacent historic Borden Creamery building was renovated to house City Hall. Since that time, the City’s vision for the site was a multi-story, mixed-use building, and we finally found the perfect partner in Michigan Community Capital that allowed us to make that vision a reality. We anticipate that this development, along with its residents and local co-op grocery store, will bring additional vibrancy to our downtown and will be a catalyst for additional investment,” Mrdeza continued. “We are thrilled to welcome Broadway Lofts to the community!” 

The project received wide-spread city support with a reduced sale price of the land as well as approval of a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Abatement and a Commercial Redevelopment Abatement. Additionally, the project received state support in the form of a low-interest loan from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and grant funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

“The Broadway Lofts project will transform vacant property into a unique and vibrant place in downtown Mt. Pleasant, while also bringing healthy food options and needed housing for area residents,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Community Development, Michele Wildman. “At MEDC, we are committed to supporting transformative projects that help create vibrant, resilient communities, while supporting our strong economic recovery statewide. We are pleased to collaborate with Michigan Community Capital and other partners on this project, which will help make Mt. Pleasant an even more attractive place to live, work, visit, and play.” 

Broadway Lofts secured a loan from National Cooperative Bank and a New Markets Tax Credit allocation from Cinnaire and PNC because of the project’s positive impact including bringing housing and healthy food access to a low-income census tract.

“The grand opening of Broadway Lofts demonstrates the positive impact that public and private partnerships can have on communities,” said Tim Salisbury, PNC regional president for mid-Michigan. “PNC is committed to this region and proud to have supported this project through our Tax Credit Solutions Group’s $3.6 million New Markets Tax Credit investment.”

“Our team is proud to collaborate with the many partners that brought this project to life,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire president and CEO. “Broadway Lofts highlights the meaningful impact created by bringing public and private resources together to support transformative community projects. The New Markets Tax Credit continues to be an effective tool driving capital to disinvested neighborhoods and providing affordable housing and economic development to communities that need it most.”

Occupying roughly 10,000 square feet on the first floor is GreenTree Co-op Market. In their new larger space Green Tree is able to reach more shoppers and expand services that include a discount program and enhanced membership for Bridge Card and Snap Participants, serve more senior residents, and provide educational programming around healthy food. 

“Our relocation and expansion plans began almost a decade ago. As a community-owned grocery store, we needed a supportive and willing project partner and Michigan Community Capital proved to be just that. We are so excited to expand our impact: creating more living wage jobs, supporting small farmers and producers and expanding healthy food access.

The grand opening will celebrate the project as an example of how public-private partnerships can help bring community investments and access to healthy food in low-income and rural census tracts.

The grand opening event will start at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Project partners will briefly recap the project followed by residential unit tours and GreenTree Co-op Market tours. The event is open to the public and will follow protocols detailed and updated by the CDC and the local health department. 

About Michigan Community Capital

Michigan Community Capital (MCC) is a non-profit diversified public-private partnership that supports the missions of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by aggregating capital and facilitating the financing and development of low-income and attainable housing, and the redevelopment of complex brownfield sites within the State of Michigan. MCC is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and the only Community Development Entity (CDE) that deploys this resource solely throughout the entire State of Michigan. Over its 16-year history, MCC has supported over $1 billion in project financing, successfully attracted $320 million in federal New Markets Tax Credits, and helped to create over 750 housing units and 1.3 million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial space to facilitate job creation and expansion. MCC provides products in four key pillars: housing equity, bridge and gap lending, New Markets Tax Credits, and property insurance for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects. For more information on MCC visit michigancommunitycapital.org.

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New Markets Tax Credits invested into Tommy Car Wash Systems Expansion

Michigan Community Capital among CDE’s supporting Tommy Car Wash Systems development with New Markets Tax Credit allocations

January 3, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LANSING, Mich. – Tommy Car Wash Systems will expand its manufacturing capacity by constructing a new headquarters and manufacturing facility with $13 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocated from Michigan Community Capital (MCC) last week. 

The site chosen for this expansion has been sitting vacant for more than 20 years along Waverly Road in southeast Holland, Michigan. The new $32.6-million development will include a roughly 245,000-square-foot building to house production space, assembly area, office space and a demonstration center. Tommy Car Wash Systems will occupy 85% of the resulting space, and Tommy’s Express will use the rest for offices. The corporate offices will also allow franchise owners from across the country to come to the corporate office for meetings and training.

Tommy Car Wash Systems’ expansion will create or retain over 300 new full-time equivalent jobs in a census tract where 34.8% of the population falls below the poverty line. More than 200 of these jobs are accessible to people with accredited education under a four-year degree. 

As a recipient of the New Markets Tax Credit allocation, Tommy Car Wash Systems will continue to provide training opportunities to new and existing employees; make available opportunities for advancement to employees, including employees with lower levels of education; utilize recruitment partnerships with Holland Rescue Mission, Western Michigan Adult and Teen Challenge, 70 x 7 nonprofit, Preferred Solutions, and Grand Valley State University.

“Tommy’s is looking forward to bringing this modern building design normally found in larger cities to Holland, Michigan,” said Ryan Essenburg, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Tommy Car Wash Systems and Tommy’s Express Car Wash. “From this location, we will be able to remotely monitor and control hundreds of car wash locations all over the world with new state of the art technology. The rapidly growing Tommy’s Express Car Wash brand has driven ground-up development growth never before seen in the car wash or franchise industries. We’re very grateful for the New Markets Tax Credit program supporting this project and all the organizations that participated in making it happen.”

Phase I project costs for the Tommy Car Wash System expansion are expected to be roughly $32.6 million; Michigan Community Capital will provide $13 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation. 

“Tommy Car Wash Systems is an impactful employer in the area,” said Eric Hanna, President and CEO at Michigan Community Capital. “Supporting this project means supporting over 300 positions and utilizing a property that has been vacant for over 20 years. Tommy’s commitment to creating high-quality employment opportunities and on-the-job training aligns with the values of Michigan Community Capital.”

Cinnaire and Old National Bank are also supporting the project with New Markets Tax Credit allocation.

“At Cinnaire, we make it a priority to advance healthy communities,” said Peter Giles, Cinnaire Vice President, Business Development. “Access to high-quality job opportunities is one of the most important components of a healthy community. Tommy Car Wash Systems has a 50-year history of providing employment opportunities that allow team members to build their skills with an innovative company focused on giving back to the communities it serves. The New Markets Tax Credit will support Tommy Car Wash Systems to revitalize a blighted property while creating economic impact, supporting job growth, and strengthening the Holland community. This project is a prime example of how the NMTC brings capital to communities that need it most and we look forward to seeing the vision of this new facility become a reality.”

In addition to Old National Bank’s $7-million NMTC allocation, they are also serving as a tax credit investor in the project.

“Old National is privileged to be a part of the financing team for this project,” said Mike Harbaugh, Vice President at Old National Bank. “One of the focuses of Old National’s New Markets Tax Credit platform is investing in businesses that create jobs in distressed communities. This site location has been vacant for some time, and is in an area with a 34.8% poverty rate. The new facility will allow Tommy’s to scale their business while providing quality and accessible jobs for people in West Michigan. Tommy’s will also continue to build on its employee training and advancement opportunities with this expansion, and the ONB team is excited to see it all take shape.”

Fifth Third Bank is supporting the project as a direct lender and leverage lender.

“Our team at Fifth Third is grateful for the opportunity to support Tommy’s as they make this important investment in their business,” said Scott Lubbers, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Fifth Third Commercial Bank. “Tommy’s growth will continue to benefit our economy for years to come.”

To learn more about Tommy Car Wash Systems, visit tommycarwash.com.

About Michigan Community Capital

Michigan Community Capital (MCC) is a non-profit diversified public-private partnership that supports the missions of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by aggregating capital and facilitating the financing and development of low-income and attainable housing, and the redevelopment of complex brownfield sites within the State of Michigan. MCC is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and the only Community Development Entity (CDE) that deploys this resource solely throughout the entire State of Michigan. Over its 16-year history, MCC has supported over $1 billion in project financing, successfully attracted $320 million in federal New Markets Tax Credits, and helped to create over 750 housing units and 1.3 million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial space to facilitate job creation and expansion. MCC provides products in four key pillars: housing equity, bridge and gap lending, New Markets Tax Credits, and property insurance for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects. For more information on MCC visit michigancommunitycapital.org.

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