The Armory turned 100 years old in 2015 and is now one of the most exciting redevelopments in mid-Michigan! While preserving its historic exterior, interior renovations offer a fresh and forward-looking perspective that will stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit, and embrace and nurture collaborative growth. Get in on the ground-floor opportunity of Shiawassee County’s first class-A office space. There aren’t many spots left!
Redevelopment of The Armory offers new and exciting opportunities you won’t find anywhere else in the region–including the county’s first-ever class-A office space in a downtown. Let’s start with the location. Your staff will enjoy the benefits of working in an urban setting that’s experiencing exciting revitalization. Owosso and the surrounding communities are filled with great schools, wonderful neighborhoods and lots of family friendly activities.
Imagine being able to walk to Curwood Castle or the Shiawassee Arts Center for lunch, or sitting next door at a brew pub (in the planning phase) on the river with a cold Michigan craft beer in your hand after work. You could watch a local band play right outside your office door at the nearby amphitheater. Walk to a great dinner and show after work. The area has 18 restaurants within walking distance. The Armory will also serve as the head for the Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trailway, connecting you with groomed, scenic nature and bike trails.
Revitalization of The Armory includes fresh, state-of-the-art décor, high ceilings with open floor plans, and 36,000 sq. ft. of leasable office space with shared amenities that include conference, break, training and community rooms. An exceptional 10G of Internet speed from Owosso’s DayStarr Communications will make technology use a breeze in this Gig city.
Networking will be a daily event over coffee in the common areas or in group meetings. Do business with the attorney, accountant or other professionals located in the same building. Host the best holiday party in town in one of the most historical – yet most modern – facilities in the region. When it’s time to take a break, get out of the office and sit by the river on a bench surrounded by beautiful landscape. You’ll have an inviting natural setting – just outside the door. What a great place to work!
Be Part Of This Unique, Historical Landmark
Locate your business in The Armory and you will be among a group of like-minded professionals. Opportunities for creative, energetic synergy will abound for professionals who are committed to success. The Armory will offer modern, high-quality, class-A office space without the hefty price tag. Offices will vary in size from large private suites to open-air, drop-in work stations that share common spaces and select reception services. Included in your lease are:
- Shared conference rooms and open meeting areas
- Shared kitchen/break areas
- Select reception services, if needed
- Limited janitorial and building maintenance services
- Utilities (electricity, water, sewer)
- Larger suites built to suit
- Up to 10G of Internet speed from Owosso’s DayStarr Communications. Cost will vary by service needs.
- For-hire reception services, if needed
A minimum one-year lease term will be required. This preserves the synergy of the center and will ensure the ongoing presence of dedicated, visionary tenants whose success will continue to build on the revitalization of the regional economy.
Available space ranges from 100 sf. to 2,732 sf.
You Can Get There From Here
The Armory is centrally located in mid-Michigan, close to major cities like Lansing, Flint, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Saginaw with a multitude of transportation options to access local, regional, national and worldwide markets. Owosso is only a few miles from I-69, and a short drive from I-75. Shiawassee County has miles of railroads and is within a 45-minute drive of three commercial airports. If you or your product needs to go anywhere quickly, you can do it from The Armory.
Shiawassee County is also part of the I-69 International Trade Corridor, which is a strategic commercial gateway between the Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada. Its four-county region offers unbeatable multi-modal transportation infrastructure with a wide range of distribution options.
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Be Part of History/Share Your Story
We have already heard from many individuals who have great stories to tell about their experiences at The Armory, whether they grew up in the community or were visiting. You’ve told us about attending concerts, having your high school proms, holding wedding receptions, using the old swimming pool in the basement, watching wrestling tournaments or stopping by a home and garden show. Most importantly, we’ve begun to learn about the soldiers who were prepared and sent out to serve our country as members of the Army National Guard. Their sacrifices are the most humbling and respectable as we begin to redevelop The Armory into a destination that’s reflective of its proud past and a living symbol of Shiawassee County’s economic and community strength.
We want to hear more, and we’d love pictures or other artifacts you may be willing to share with us as we continue to tell The Armory’s story.
There are several ways to do this:
- Post on our Facebook page
- Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at 989-723-5149
- Stop by the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce’s offices at 215 N. Water Street in Owosso
Make sure to leave your contact information so we can follow up with you.
All photos and artifacts can be returned if you wish once the project is complete. Donated items will also be graciously accepted. Thank you to the people and organizations who have already dropped off pictures and other historical items. We look forward to compiling everything into a fun and educational glimpse of the past!