BUILT FOR GROWTH
Over the last few years the City has made substantial commitments to preparing available sites for commercial and industrial development. These activities have typically fallen into three categories: Infrastructure Capacity, Land Acquisition, and Planning.
The City of Durand is a municipal utility provider for water and wastewater services. Natural gas and electric are provided by Consumer's Energy. A number of internet and phone providers service the area including high speed fiber provider Daystarr, as well as other communication providers such as Spectrum, Frontier, and Invis-a-link.
In 2018 and 2019 Consumer's made substantial improvements to the local systems through a collaborative planning effort with the City of Durand Street Improvement Program. For its part, the City has completed nearly $3M in road improvement projects over the last two years and plans to continue those efforts in 2020 and 2021.
The City water system has a capacity to provide up to 1.5 million gallons of water per day. Our current usage is approximately 400,000 gallons per day, allowing plenty of room for growth and development. The Water Department also maintains a 500,000 gallon above ground storage tank and a 400,000 gallon water tower to ensure sufficient pressure and emergency reserves. In 2020, the City plans to upgrade a number of water mains as part of its ongoing capital improvement project planning.
The City of Durand Wastewater Treatment Plant has a current capacity of 800,000 gallons per day. The average daily usage is 400,000 gallons per day. This leaves us with an unused capacity of 400,000 gallons per day or approximately 50% availability for additional growth.
The City of Durand currently markets a number of commercial, industrial, and residential property available for sale. These properties are largely build ready and in select cases, where owned by the City, may be available at a reduced market rate for developments matching our targeted attraction goals.
Creek Point Circle - A partially constructed planned residential development featuring 15 build-ready single-family lots and 18 additional lots which require underground utility extension and road improvements to complete.
Lansing/Durand Road - A commercial or light industrial targeted development site on 9.32 acres. Accessible from Durand Road or via an easement through city-owned property along Lansing Road.
209 S Oak Street - Former industrial site with brownfield incentive opportunities on 2.25 acres adjacent to downtown shopping and residential districts.
Industrial Park/Megasite - Three build-ready parcels located on Durand Road just north of Lansing Road. visible from I-69. Plus, approximately roughly 2,000 acres of contiguous green field under option for large-scale development. Call for details.
In 2018 the City of Durand completed a Downtown Economic Development Study that identified opportunities for commercial development in our downtown and commercial corridors. The study sites a high demand for movies/entertainment venues and specialty foods. The complete study is available here.
Currently the City of Durand is completing a comprehensive update to its Master Plan. We are soliciting feedback and welcome input from businesses and members of the public during this process. The plan is expected to be completed in early 2020.