PONTIAC, MICHIGAN:
In the Heart of Oakland County. Come and be a part of this historic city's new vibe.

​​​​​​​​​M1 Concourse  

Corner of Woodward Avenue & South Boulevard, Pontiac

A $40 MILLION investment into Pontiac, M1 Concourse is located at what was once a General Motors manufacturing operations site.  Brad Oleshansky, the founder and CEO of M1 Concourse, described the project as “the ultimate car enthusiast destination,” with plans for a destination restaurant, an event center, clubhouse and more than 250 secure, climate-controlled car condos with flexible loft space for private entertaining and relaxation. There is outdoor exhibition space for car shows, concerts and other events; and soon auto-related retail including parts, paint/body, detail and restoration; and up to 100,000 square feet of office space.  Other features are:

   The Champion Motor Speedway, an exhiliarating 1.5 mile state-of-the-art road course that was professionally designed with challenging turns and elevation changes for the ultimate driving experience.

   Performance Driving Schools, where adults and teens learn defensive driving techniques, and adults can learn to push the limits of the most powerful automotive machines.

   Facility Rentals, for an unparalleled venue experience right on famed Woodward Avenue. Rev up your next private or corporate event.

Phases 1, 2 & 3 of the private garage units are sold out.  Some garage owners have purchased multiple units to increase their garage space.  The development is a prime location for multiple events including many taking place during the annual Dream Cruise held every August.
http://www.m1concourse.com/


The Flagstar Strand Theatre

12 N. Saginaw, between Pike and Lawrence, Pontiac

The multi-million-dollar Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts project in Pontiac, which included restoring the 895-seat theater, along with adding a restaurant at the facility and an event space is complete! The theater, acquired by Brent and Kyle Westberg, opened with the Russian Ballet in January 2017.

“Brent and I looked at the Flagstar Strand Theatre project as an opportunity to continue the forward progress of the reinvention of the city of Pontiac, particularly downtown Pontiac,” says Kyle Westberg, president and CEO of Pontiac-based West Construction Services.
A ground-floor 110-seat restaurant space is located adjacent to the theater, along with Charlene's Bar.  


The nonprofit Encore Performing Arts Center directs all Flagstar Strand Theatre operations. The programming initiative is to inspire and educate through the performing arts, which includes national touring shows and artists from all genres of music, theatrical productions, comedy, and family entertainment. The theater is intended to be a place where the 2.7 million people living within a 20-minute drive of downtown Pontiac can easily come and enjoy a dinner and show without dealing with parking issues or large crowds.
http://www.flagstarstrandtheatrepontiac.com/

            
The Lafayette MARKET & LOFTS

154 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac


includes the 46 units at Lafayette Place Lofts in the former Sears & Roebuck Store, which opened to residents in December 2012.  The rental units are on a waiting list for availability, and have been since the lofts opened.

Lafayette Market, a specialty grocer and coffee house, is filling the void of a fresh food source and take-out prepared meals for the city.  Lafayette Market is available to cater your business event, as well.
The market and neighboring 24-hour Anytime Fitness, both on the ground floor of Lafayette Place Lofts, are generating traffic downtown.  
http://thelafayettemarket.com/


West Construction Services

79 Oakland Ave., Pontiac

Founded in 1995 and based in the Historic District of Downtown Pontiac, West Construction Services is a leading technology-driven builder & developer specializing in historic preservation, affordable housing and commercial applications. 

http://www.westconstruction.com/


fillmore 13 Restaurant
and Microbrewery

7 N. Saginaw St. near Pike St., Pontiac

Microbrewery serving ales and lagers alongside fantastical brick oven pizzas, sandwiches and other palate pleasers. Now Serving: red, white and specialty wine to accommodate those who prefer the grape over the brew.   http://www.fillmore13brewery.com


Exferimentation Brewery

7 N Saginaw, Near Pike St., Pontiac

Exferimentation Brewery is a  nano-brewery making up a beer exploration area along with Fillmore 13 Brewery.  The two breweries are a magnet for beer enthusiasts in the heart of Downtown Pontiac! 
Game night, open mic night and the "Mad Scientist Club" are just some of the fun ways the crew at "the X" are luring fans.
http://www.exferimentationbrewing.com

Unity Park Neighborhood

SouthEast of Woodward Avenue, Pontiac

Community Housing Network has announced the construction of 32 scattered-site, single family, lease-to-purchase homes in the eastern half of Unity Park, Pontiac. The first phase of 32 homes was completed in 2015 with Phase II to IV available this fall and continuing through spring of 2018.

Funding for the $9 million development, just south of downtown Pontiac, is from a housing tax credit reservation through Michigan State Housing Development Authority. The homes have been built on properties, some vacant for years, purchased through the City of Pontiac, the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office and the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. 

The development continues CHN’s commitment to Unity Park following the collaboration with two partner agencies providing homeownership opportunities, as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) In addition, CHN created a community garden for the neighborhood.

http://www.communityhousingnetwork.org/activek_apps/chn/assets/documents/nsp2%20homes%20&%20qualification%20flyer%202%20compressed.pdf


Indian Hill Offices including

Alley Cat CafE / INDIAN HILL WINE CLUB 

31 N Saginaw St. at Lawrence, Pontiac


Indian Hill Wine Club and Local Hop are located at what feels like an underground speak-easy complete with stone walls, artwork, old timbers, secret rooms and personalized wine cubbies.  It's a unique and intimate gathering space for meetings, parties and other events as well as poetry slams, fundraiser events, and even cooking classes.

www.getlocalhop.com


Alley Cat Cafe offers quality java, sandwiches, sweet treats and a cool and casual meeting space for local business and creatives to mix and mingle.

https://www.facebook.com/Pontiacalleycat/



Wessen Lawn Tennis Club

235 Wessen St. at Walnut, S. of Orchard Lk. Rd, Pontiac

Wessen Lawn Tennis Club is the first major lawn tennis club in North America in over 100 years. National and international Tennis Tournaments are ready to be held at this beautiful gem in Pontiac! 

Members of the Wessen Lawn Tennis Club enjoy an unrivalled tennis oasis in which to play. The club boasts 24 grass courts, 4 hard courts and an Olympic size pool. Set on the edge of urban revival Pontiac, MI, the Wessen Lawn Tennis Club, is a fusing of the old and the new. The historic 1921 Waterworks building houses an open contemporary clubhouse with exposed brick, pine ceiling, wrought iron trusses, custom hand-carved wooden bar and wrap around deck offering an inviting space to sit under the roof or sky.  

“I wanted to bring a new experience, something that tennis players normally don’t get: something sensory, tactile, with a visual element. Tennis players don’t get the same sensations as golfers do, with nature as a background, being part of the play in a beautiful place. Being on grass brings a whole different dimension to tennis, that’s what I love so much. People are drawn to this being different.”  Bill Massie, Founder, Wessen Lawn Tennis Club 
http://www.wessenlawntennis.com/



Wessen Indoor Tennis Club

121 Branch St., along the Clinton River Trail,
near Wessen Lawn Tennis Club, Pontiac


Wessen Indoor Tennis Club is southeastern Michigan’s newest, state-of-the-art tennis facility, it’s the first, new “tennis only” indoor club to open in the area in over 75 years.

Six brand new, indoor hard courts incorporating a high-tech surface similar to the one used at the Australian Open.  Three brand new, indoor/outdoor clay courts.  Two new tennis bubbles – featuring premium lighting and temperature controls and one incredible, bi-level clubhouse, situated in the center of the hard court area.  The clubhouse features a birdseye viewing deck; enclosed seating areas; full-service private locker rooms; light food and beverage service and pro shop.

From the courts to the clubhouse, the instruction to the sheer enjoyment of the game – experience tennis like you never have before:  Play BIG at Wessen ITC!
http://www.wessenitc.com/


Nowak & Fraus Engineers

46777 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac

Nowak & Fraus Engineers (NFE) has had the distinct pleasure of providing quality Professional Services to its’ clientele since 1969. We offer a wide variety of services including: civil engineering, municipal services; site analysis/infrastructure evaluation; environmental/wetland & water resources; land development services, land surveying services; landscape design services, construction administration services and MDOT design and construction engineering services.
http://www.nowakfraus.com/


Canterbury Stained Glass

175 S Saginaw St., Suite 107,
Just S. of the Phoenix Center, Pontiac


The talented artisans at Canterbury Stained Glass draw on their nearly 40 years of experience,  crafting commissioned artwork to fill their showroom and teach others the art of glass manipulation via classes and workshops.
www.canterburyglass.com/

General Motors GLOBAL Powertrain performance center

1 Pontiac Plaza, Pontiac

General Motors has expanded its powertrain engineering facility, spending $200 million and shifting 400 jobs to Pontiac, Oakland County’s county seat.  About 3,500 people currently work at the Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters off of Joslyn. 
Sam Winegarden, GM vice president of global engineering, said the expansion is 138,000 square feet on the north end of powertrain campus. Engineers at the facility work on conventional internal combustion engine design, advanced electric motors and drive units, Winegarden said.   http://www.gmpowertrain.com/PowertrainOverview.aspx



Pontiac Creative Arts Center

47 Williams St., Pontiac


Since 1965 the Pontiac Creative Arts Center has served the community in a variety of ways. Exhibits, classes, summer confetti Camp, workshops and events have taken place in this historic building that was completed in 1898 as the Pontiac Public Library. Recent events featured Mr. Salvador Salort-Pons, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, as well as a Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit.
https://www.facebook.com/PontiacCreativeArtsCenter/

PONTIAC'S NAMESAKE: 

Located in what is now Pontiac, Michigan's first inland settlement was established in 1818. By 1837 Pontiac became a village, the same year Michigan gained statehood, and was named after the noted Ottawa Indian war chief, Pontiac or Obwandiyag (c. 1720 - April 20, 1769) who had his headquarters
​in the area decades before, during the resistance to British occupation. 

*There is no personal interest on the part of anyone connected to the marketing of the highlighted homes, or, to any businesses or amenities noted on this page.

Pontiac Vintage Homes

​​​​With it's central location and easy access to businesses and amenities here and in surrounding communities...PLUS this historic city's architecture, diversity and new investment, Pontiac is indeed a city on the move again. 
Friendly, caring residents, organizations and businesses are feeling and spreading the excitement of this unique urban center.

DON'T MISS THIS SEGMENT ON PONTIAC, FEATURED ON PBS...
UNDER THE RADAR: MICHIGAN

The PBS television program that features the people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be.

http://utrmichigan.com/episodes/watch-episode-613/

Pontiac was incorporated as a city in 1861 and experienced tremendous
​growth in size and population in the 1920s and 1930s, which is evident by
​the deco-era architecture downtown and in some of the neighborhoods.
​Other architectural styles from a variety of eras are noticeable also, from American Craftsman, Prairie Style, Colonial, Gothic, Victorian, Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, and Tudor style that you'll find at 149 Ottawa Drive.

149 Ottawa Dr. • Historic Seminole Hills Community

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PONTIAC! 

From dynamic businesses and tremendous startups, to community resources and amenities, you may be surprised at all Pontiac has to offer. 

 *The following listing is intended to give a flavor of the many long-time and new businesses and resources that call Pontiac "home". It is not a complete list.


149 OTTAWA DR., SEMINOLE HILLS, PONTIAC • $335,000 • MLS#: 218033041

Shown by appointment only.  Listing Agent: Mona Parlove: 248-514-0685  or mparlove@aol.com



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Epiphany Studios

770 Orchard Lk. Rd., Pontiac

World Class Glass Facility of Epiphany.   In July of 1997, Epiphany began the process of building their own state of the art glass studio
​in Pontiac, Michigan. Spiral Arts, who built the studios of Lino Tagliapietra, Steuben, and the Corning Museum, built much of Epiphany’s studio equipment especially for them. Epiphany is one of the largest, most revolutionary glass studios around, 
plus gallery space, all designed to push the limits of the artists and the medium itself. 
Multi-dimensional works include sculpture, vessels, art glass, and functional pieces for home, office or corporate settings.  
http://epiphanyglass.com/


The Crofoot 

Ballroom, Concert and Event Venue

1 S. Saginaw St. at Pike St., Pontiac

The Crofoot is a mixed-use independent entertainment complex made up of 3 unique venues under one building in Pontiac.
http://thecrofoot.com/



Erebus Haunted Attraction

18 S Perry St. at Water St., Pontiac
Erebus Haunted Attraction opened in 2000 in what was formerly an abandoned four-story parking garage in Pontiac. Erebus held the Guinness World Record for largest walk-through haunted attraction from 2005 until 2009.
http://www.hauntedpontiac.com/

McLaren OaklanD Hospital

50 N. Perry St., Downtown Pontiac


McLaren Oakland provides primary and specialty health care services guided by the principles of Osteopathic Medicine and the values of integrity, excellence, diversity and intelligence. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown from one small clinic to a full-fledged medical community that includes more than 300 physicians, 328 beds, an inpatient hospital in downtown Pontiac, and eight satellite facilities throughout northern Oakland County.
http://www.mclaren.org/Oakland/Oakland.aspx


St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

44405 Woodward Ave, Pontiac


(SJMO) A 443-bed comprehensive, community teaching hospital and member of St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Long recognized as a leader in Cardiology, Critical Care, Women’s Health and Orthopedics, SJMO has been serving and improving the health and well-being of the community for more than 85 years.
http://www.stjoesoakland.org/welcome-to-st-joseph-mercy-oakland


WILLIAMS INTERNATIONAL

1999 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac


Williams International is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of small gas turbine engines. The privately owned company is moving its headquarters to Pontiac, Michigan in 2018, where research and development (R&D) and repair and overhaul (R&O) will be based. A second facility, located in Ogden, Utah, is the most modern and efficient gas turbine design-to-production facility in the world.
http://www.williams-int.com/


Ultimate Soccer Arenas

867 South Blvd E., Pontiac

Ultimate Soccer Arenas is an indoor soccer-specific stadium in Pontiac. The facility is unique in that it is one of the largest fully enclosed full-size association football arenas in the United States. Amenities include: restaurant, pro shop, state-of-the-art Sports Performance & Training Center, team party rooms, coaches room, referees room, locker rooms, multiple restroom facilities, HD TV & wireless access, European coffee shop, plenty of seating throughout and a second floor mezzanine viewing deck for all fields.  There are two full size 11 v 11 fields (110 yds x 75 yds) and one full size 8 v 8 field (85 yds x 47 yds). 
​All configurations meet or exceed FIFA requirements for indoor or outdoor play.

http://www.ultimatesoccerarenas.com/


united shore mortgage

585 South Blvd E., Pontiac


United Shore Financial Services LLC  is a wholesale mortgage lender,  investing $80 million into the former HP Enterprise site in Pontiac. This location places it beside Ultimate Soccer Arenas and across from Williams International. United Shore Mortgage is relocating their entire operations from Troy, MI, including more than 2000 employees. United Wholesale Mortgage, the operating subsidiary of United Shore, issued $23 billion in mortgage loans in 2016 and is on pace to surpass $30 billion in 2017. It is the largest wholesale mortgage lender by volume in the US.
https://www.unitedshore.com/


Murphy House Bed and Breakfast

28 Franklin Blvd., Just S. of Huron, Pontiac

The Murphy House was built over a period of time from 1895-1902. It’s architecture is a mixture of Victorian Gothic Revival and Queen Anne Hybrid. Beautifully located in the Franklin Historic district, one of three districts in Pontiac listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Murphy House is a full-service Bed & Breakfast in addition to being available for private events such as weddings, anniversaries, bridal or baby showers, and corporate planning sessions. 
http://murphyhousebb.com/main.html



Gallery on the Boulevard

53 Franklin Blvd, Pontiac


Gallery on the Boulevard, a recently restored 1918 home in the Franklin Boulevard Historic District, offering artist studios, artistic collections, vintage merchandise and clothing as well as networking event space.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gallery-on-the-Boulevard/338925219550856


Oak Hill Cemetery

216 University Dr.,  Pontiac


Oak Hill Cemetery was given to the citizens of Pontiac on June 1, 1822, and it was the first land for a village cemetery.  In 1839, when Capt. Hervey Parke was employed by the Village of Pontiac to survey out lot 9 of the original plat of the village, Oak Hill was laid out. Many of the early pioneers who were buried near the original intersection of Saginaw and Huron Streets and on private property, were reinterred here after 1839.

Oak Hill occupies the highest point of land in the city. The cemetery office was erected across University Drive, North of the Clinton River, on the second addition of cemetery space in 1839. The third addition is on the East side of the original cemetery, across Paddock Street.

Oak Hill is the resting place for many Civil War notables, as well as many important people from both our state and city's history.
http://pontiaccemeteries.com/oak_hill_walking_tour.php


Governor Moses Wisner House

405 Cesar Chavez Ave. Pontiac


One of the main attractions for visitors to Pine Grove is the Greek Revival-Style mansion of former Governor Moses Wisner. Wisner came to Oakland County from New York, as many early settlers did, and in 1845, moved, with his family, onto a parcel of land on what was then known as the “Saginaw Trail.” The property contained a small brick house, built ca. 1845, a grove full of stately old pine trees, and plenty of land for a stable and orchards. Moses Wisner fondly dubbed the property “Pine Grove.”

In 1858 Wisner was elected the 12th Governor of Michigan. At that time there was no governor’s mansion in Lansing, so Wisner made changes to the house to accommodate his responsibilities as governor.

Today, Pine Grove consists of 4 1/2 acres of land, the Wisner house and several out-buildings, including a summer kitchen, outhouse, smokehouse and root cellar. In addition to the outbuildings, there is the Drayton Plains One Room Schoolhouse and the Carriage House, which is home to the Research Library, office and the Pioneer Museum.
http://www.ocphs.org/drupal-6.1/node/22


Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility

1 Lafayette St, Downtown Pontiac

The Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility is located in the Downtown Pontiac Entertainment District in a historical landmark. Built in 1923 as the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 21 by European artisans and tradesman to resemble fine Royal Palaces from centuries ago.
http://www.thelafayettegrande.com/lafayette-grande-banquets.html


Earth 2 Earth

111 N Perry St, Pontiac

Earth 2 Earth provides screen printing, web development and promotional products to clients from all over the country. They also produce their own line of products, which are always shared on the Facebook page.  Earth 2 Earth specializes in all types of screen printing, embroidery and promotional items.
http://freshhotshirts.com/


The Clinton River Trail

The Clinton River Trail is a recreational trail following 16 miles of abandoned rail line once known as the Michigan Airline through the heart of Oakland County, including the cities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. It connects with the existing West Bloomfield trail to the west and the Macomb Orchard Trail to the east. The CRT is part of an envisioned trail to be called the Great Lake to Lake Trail, that will extend from Port Huron to South Haven when completed.
http://www.clintonrivertrail.org/index.html


The Clinton River
& Dawson’s Mill Pond

The Clinton River is a river in southeastern Michigan. The main branch of the river rises from wetlands in Springfield Township, Oakland County, northwest of Pontiac. A series of dams create a number of small lakes west of Pontiac, the last of which is Dawson’s Mill Pond. The river is piped under downtown Pontiac, re-emerging to the east of downtown. The north branch and the middle branch rise in northern Macomb County and join the main branch in Charter Township of Clinton, which was named after the river. The main branch flows 83.0 miles from its headwaters to Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township, MI.



UNITY BARBER AND BEAUTY SALON

21 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac

Neighborhood Barber shop in Downtown Pontiac with excellent service and the friendliest atmosphere. Barbers on duty as well as stylists for the ladies. Open seven days a week!  248-595-5949.

​https://www.facebook.com/Unity-Barber-and-Beauty-Salon-300164893372984/



​SMASH HIT KICKBOXING CLUB

48 N. Saginaw, Pontiac

​Personal training, beginners, advanced, group classes - Smash Hit is a fantastic place to be! Adults and kids programs.

http://www.smashhitkickboxing.com



George W. AUCH company - builders
Innovative planners & Construction Managers 

735 S Paddock Rd., Pontiac

For 109 years, Auch has had a part in building Michigan: from schools and homes to religious, manufacturing, and healthcare facilities. Auch is proud of the reputation they have built by delivering best-in-class service to clients, and to be part of building what makes Michigan great. Founded in 1908, and located in Pontiac since 1985, Auch has now broken ground on it's new modern 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters which will be at the East gateway to the city of Pontiac at the corner of Woodward and University Dr. Construction is expected to wrap up in May of 2018.

http://www.auchconstruction.com/