The SOMO Initiative

In 2011, Sylvania set aside a 5.5-acre tract of land south of Monroe Street (SOMO) for new development. A market analysis of potential land use provided by Boulevard Strategies suggested an eclectic mix of office space, fine and casual dining, entertainment, retail stores, and service businesses. The plan also includes plenty of green space and parking with water’s edge views and walkways. The developed site will complement and complete the downtown business district with easy pedestrian traffic between the areas. In tandem with this development was Phase I of the River Trail project, which is now complete, and Phase II to begin in 2017.

  • 5.5 acres of mixed-use property ready for development
  • Centrally located in an extremely high traffic area with easy access to US-23, I-75/475, and great visibility on the south side of the busy Monroe Street corridor.
  • Adjacent to charming, vibrant downtown with considerable pedestrian traffic.
  • Proximate to growing campus of Lourdes University, ProMedica Healthcare System campus and the Wingate Hotel.