Lionheart Capital Plans $1B Lakeside Mall Redevelopment in Sterling Heights, Michigan

by Katie Sloan

STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. — Lionheart Capital has unveiled plans for the $1 billion mixed-use redevelopment of Lakeside Mall in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights. The redevelopment process will begin with the demolition of the enclosed regional mall following its closure on July 1.

The new development will be anchored by a mixed-use town center and central park featuring shops, offices, coffee houses, restaurants, an area for community gatherings and events, and a two-story community center with recreational amenities including swimming pools, fitness facilities and libraries. 

The project is also set to include a hotel and residential space, details of which were not disclosed, as well as 30 acres of public space, parks and infrastructure. Plans include the addition of walking, biking and hiking trails that connect to local trail networks including the Iron Belle Trail, Freedom Trail and Dodge Park Trail. 

Groundbreaking on the town center is scheduled for late 2025. The development team includes master architect CallisonRTKL, landscape designer SWA and civil engineer Giffels Webster. A completion timeline was not disclosed.

Lakeside Mall originally opened in 1976. The site spans 110 acres and the existing buildings total 1.5 million square feet.

Miami-based Lionheart Capital is an investment firm focused on the acquisition, development, repositioning and disposition of commercial real estate. The company has transacted in asset classes including office, industrial, retail, hospitality and residential condominiums. 

—Katie Sloan

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