Highland Park, the reimagined City View Center in Garfield Heights, lands first industrial tenant

Highland Park, the redevelopment of the former City View Center retail site in Garfield Heights, has landed its first new tenant — a growing business that makes packaging machinery for everything from cereal to craft beer.

Mpac Switchback recently inked a lease on 58,000 square feet of the former Walmart store near the northern end of the 75-acre site. The company, currently based in Richfield, is scheduled to move into its new offices and warehouse space in late spring or early summer.

Real estate developer Industrial Commercial Properties LLC acquired City View in mid-January, cleaning the slate for a property that spent more than a decade tied up in receivership and litigation. Workers have removed the ornamental facades from long-empty stores, installed exterior LED lighting and repaved the parking lot, where landscaping will fill the driving aisle where shoppers once pulled up to PetSmart, Jo-Ann and OfficeMax.

The Switchback deal is a major milestone for ICP, which has been marketing reimagined buildings to office tenants, light industrial users and technology firms.

Founded in 2006, Switchback designs, makes and sells highly customized machines. The company, which has roughly 50 employees, was purchased in September by Mpac Group PLC, a packing and automation business based in the United Kingdom. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *