City of Saginaw, Michigan


Abandoned buildings and lots on primary corner of downtown – Genesee and Washington Avenue


A series of three buildings and two vacant lots on the only lasting historically preserved corner in Downtown Saginaw. Across the street from the Bancroft and Eddy Buildings, which contain fully occupied market rate apartments. Central to the downtown restaurant and retail establishments, near large employers such as AT&T and Spicer Engineering, one block from the new indoor marketplace opening in June 2018 and across the street from Huntington and Isabella Banks. Washington Avenue has an average daily traffic count of between 12,000 and 14,000 cars per day.

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Former Farmers Market – 507 S Washington Avenue Saginaw, MI 48607


This site is split in two and is owned by both the City and County Land Bank. The lot is an entire block between Water St and Washington Ave. it is near a street connection for the Riverwalk, large employers such as AT&T, Spicer Engineering, and Saint Mary’s Hospital, and the various restaurant and retail establishments Downtown. Washington Avenue has an average daily traffic count of between 12,000 and 14,000 cars per day.

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Abandoned Apartment Complex – 505 Millard St Saginaw, MI 48607


This site is located on the corner of Millard St and Jefferson Avenue in a residential neighborhood. The property is just two blocks from the library and three blocks from Washington Avenue, and is less than half a mile from Ascension St. Mary's of Michigan hospital. The lot it sits on is 0.276 acres. The building was purchased by the County Land Bank in 2010 and transferred to the City in 2011.

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A series of vacant lots – 603 – 621 S Washington Avenue Saginaw, MI 48607


Located on the corner of Thompson St and Washington Avenue between the primary downtown area and the Washington Medical corridor. Formally residential, this location is perfect for commercial development. Only a couple blocks from the downtown restaurants and retail establishments, one block from Saint Mary’s Hospital, across the street from a 7Eleven and next to the former farmers market. The River walk runs along the Saginaw River to the west of this site. Washington Avenue has an average daily traffic count of between 12,000 and 14,000 cars per day.

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118 Hamilton Street Saginaw, MI 48602 & 122 Hamilton Street Saginaw, MI 48602


These buildings are located in the Old Town Historic District just one block from the primary commercial corridor, Michigan Avenue. A majority of the restaurants, bars and retail offered in the City of Saginaw is located within this district. The most popular bars in the County are located next door to these buildings. The buildings are located just one block from the County Court House and within close proximity to various Covenant Healthcare Buildings.

The building at 118 Hamilton is completely vacant but has been kept up. The two-story building has 4,000 SF on each floor and is listed for a lease rate of $10/SF per year.
The building at 122 Hamilton is also completely vacant but has been kept up. It is three stories with each floor having 3,333 SF and listed at a lease price of $5/SF per year. This building is on the corner of Hamilton and Hancock.

A developer who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring good businesses to Saginaw owns both of these buildings.

212 Federal Avenue Saginaw, MI 48607


The most recent tenant Erika’s Flowers, moved around the corner when another location became available. This storefront is right off of Washington Avenue and only one block from Genesee. It is located between a successful restaurant and salon, on the block across from the new marketplace, which will open in June of this year. It is in the center of Downtown near coffee shops, bars, retail shops, office buildings, and is within walk distance from the future location of Delta College’s Downtown Saginaw Campus.

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Vacant Lot - 411 N Hamilton Saginaw, MI 48602


This vacant lot is 0.316 acres. It is located across the street from the Riverview Brownstones on Hamilton, a high-end condo project. Already completed are 24 condos of which a majority are filled with high wage owners. The current phase of the condominium project still in process consists of a two-story, mixed-use building. This portion of the development will have commercial space on the first floor and housing above.On top of having full view to all of the residents living in the Riverview Brownstones, the lot located on Hamilton which is a primary street leading to Historic Old Town. It is within walking distance of Old Town and the West Side Boat Docks. Also, it is in close proximity to many businesses including doctors’ offices, restaurants and Covenant Healthcare.

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Read the City of Saginaw Development Guide