Cultural (Northline) Corridor


The Northline Road corridor is one of the community's most diversified stretches. A major connector between communities in the the deep Downriver-area region, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Western Wayne and out to Ann Arbor, major renovations in the late 1980s resulted in a five-lane thoroughfare from Southgate to Romulus. It connects everything from engineering and manufacturing firms and industrial corridors with Wayne County Community College District's Downriver Campus and the Prechter Center for the Performing Arts, Heritage Park, Petting Farm and Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and even the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course.

A Vision for the Future

The City of Taylor and officials from WCCCD are coordinating efforts to create a "Cultural Corridor" that would encompass key organizations and facilities within the area bordered by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce on the east, along Northline Road to Pardee, and then north to the end of Heritage Park. Groups in this region many interests relating to the arts and intellectual achievements. In short, this is the most active region of the community. The goal of the cultural corridor would be to bring those groups together under a common banner, branding and marketing. As of January 2017, this effort was a work in progress.
prechter center

'Cultural' Highlight Organizations

  • City of Taylor
  • Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus
  • Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
  • Prechter Performing Arts Center
  • Taylor Soccer
  • Junior League World Series
  • Taylor South Little League
  • Taylor Farmer's Market
  • Taylor Community Library
  • Taylor Historical Commission
  • Ecology Club
  • Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
  • Heritage Park Petting Farm
  • Goodwill Gardens
  • Enchanted Makeovers
  • Healthy Taylor
  • Taylor School District
  • Taylor Dance
  • Taylor Relay for Life

WCCCD to Invest $15M in New Horticultural Education Center

WCCCD announced in June 2016 that it will invest $15M in a new horticultural education center on its Downriver campus on Northline Road. Official hope to have the building in place in 2018. The college's goal is to add programs for students, tied to various careers. The district will not issue bonds or seek another millage for the building; the cost is included in its budget, supported by a 2012 tax levy for ongoing improvements and offerings.The announcement for the horticultural center came along with an announcement that WCCCD was also building a $25M Health and Wellness Center in Detroit.
wcccd horicultural center
jlws celebration

Key Points of Growth Along the Northline Corridor

For nearly 70 years, Hancock Enterprises (20655 Northline) has provided builders and home owners with industry leading rain control management systems, and the products and tools installers need to professionally do the job right ... Wayne County Community College's Downriver Campus (21000 Northline) is the only community college located in the Downriver region and includes the Heinz Prechter Educational & Performing Arts Center... The Downriver regional business association, the Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce (20904 Northline), is located in a picturesque historical building located on the northern edge of the WCCCD campus. The chamber promotes business and enhances economic development throughout the Downriver region ... 

Heritage Park (Northline and Pardee) is one of the largest and most beautiful municipal parks in the region. In includes the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion, home of the Taylor Farmer's Market; the Lamarard Splash Field; Taylor Community Library; Coan Lake Historic Area; Heritage Park Petting Farm; Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens; Junior League World Series; and much more ... 

The Taylor Board of Education (23033 Northline) is home of the area's largest public school system, and Kennedy High School is located directly behind the administrative offices ... Wade Trim (25251 Northline) has one of its 19 countrywide offices in the City. Wade Trim is consistently ranked in the top 500 design firms, top 200 environmental firms and continues to be nationally recognized for innovative solutions. We are on a quest to grow, using our expertise to provide infrastructure solutions in new areas ...

One of two municipal golf courses in Taylor, the Lakes of Taylor (25505 Northline), along with the Taylor Animal Shelter (25555 Northline) and Taylor Department of Public Works (25605 Northline) are all located in the corridor between Telegraph Road and Beech Daly ... 

Other key businesses include Beaumont Mobile (formerly HealthLink), at 26150 Northline; Windsor Machine GroupFish & Loaves Community Food Pantry (25670 Northline), provider of food services for the needy in 13 communities in the region; Commercial printer and publisher Printwell Printing (26975 Northline); Lear Corporation (26575 Northline); and transportation and logistical services provider Load One (located at 13221 Inkster, near Northline).

Hearn Industrial Services brings over 70 new jobs to old Johnson Controls site

Hearn Industrial Services, which has locations in Toronto, Windsor, Toledo and Cleveland, recently took over the old abandoned Johnson-Controls site on Huron Street south of Northline Road. The 108,000-square-foot building is currently the home to 70-some new jobs for the company, which specializes in transportation, supply chain and quality services for the automotive industry since 1966.

Hearn is involved in all areas of warehousing and distribution services including sequencing, packaging and kitting, sub assembly, metering, container management and leasing, container washing and repair, repack, stripping and relabeling, part-washing and chemical application, part coating and girt-sand-steel-glass blasting.

Don Hearn Sr.’s legacy began in 1966 with the purchase of a backhoe to install a septic system for his own home. That became the foundation for a diverse portfolio of companies that helped strengthen the region’s economy for the next 50 years. In 1972, Hearns Trucking was founded, followed by the expansion of the Hearn Harbour Terminals in Detroit in 1982. Hearn Automotive opened in 2000, followed by Hearn Logistics the following year.