Water Wheel Centre Lease Space

Building Information


  • 1,800 to 14,000 square foot units with onsite storage space available

Building Description

  • Renovated Historic Ford Valve Plant (on the national historic register) designed by Albert Kahn


  • Situated in the middle of a nine-acre Northville City Park with baseball diamond, children's play structure, walking/running paths and historical village. Adjacent to the Middle Rouge River. Located one block from the center of Northville.

Special Features

  • Large windows with views of river and park
  • Cupola area
  • Inside truck dock and ground-level delivery space
  • Ceilings clear to the bottom of overhead steel beams (at 15 feet from floor)


  • U.S. Postal Service delivery to building
Floor Plan of Lease Space at Water Wheel Centre in Northville, MI

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Water Wheel Centre Building Site Plan Drawing

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Building Renovations Include

  • Parking lot on north side of building (113 spaces)
  • Victorian-style street lights lining the perimeter of the property
  • Window panes replaced with thermal-pane low-e glass for greater energy conservation
  • Landscaping of north parking lot
  • Complete restoration of working water wheel
Water Wheel Centre North side view showing loading dock and parking lot
Looking East from Ford Field Recreation Park, toward the West and North elevations of the Water Wheel Centre building. The truck bay at the center is available for shipping and receiving.

Lease Provisions*

  • Commercial-style triple-net lease
  • Tenant pays own utilities (DTE Energy Electric, Consumers Energy Natural Gas)
  • Tenant pays pro rata share of City of Northville Water & Sewer
  • Tenant pays pro rata share of real estate taxes
  • Tenant pays pro rata share of maintenance for common areas, including:
    • Welcoming lobby entrance maintenance
    • Trash removal
    • Snow removal
    • Lawn care and landscape maintenance

*Lease terms subject to change

Water Wheel Centre South Elevation and building signage
A professionally landscaped dimensional sign at the front corner of the building.