Find a New Home for Your Business in Independence
The Independence Economic Development Department will help you find all the information you need to identify a new location for your business. We look forward to partnering with you during the site selection process, assisting with the procurement of state and local incentives, and informing you of the many business opportunities the community has to offer. Economic Development staff will walk you through the permit process, board reviews and approvals. Our goal is to ensure your business has a positive experience and successful partnership with the City.
Please contact the Economic Development Department at 216.524.4131 to learn how we can assist with site selection or if you would like additional information about properties in Independence.
Mixed-Use Development Planned for Rockside Road
The City of Independence is partnering with Industrial Realty Group (IRG) in a mixed-use development on Rockside Road near the I-480/I-77 interchange. The 33-acres of city-owned property, one of the largest parcels of undeveloped land in Independence, is located at the northwest corner of Rockside Road and Oak Tree Boulevard. The City’s Area Plan for this parcel calls for its development as a mixed-use employment center combining office space, retail uses, restaurants and possibly a hotel under Planned Unit Development (PUD) regulations adopted in 2015. PUDs enable developers to plan large areas as single entities, with the design flexibility to combine land uses that would typically develop separately.
The completed development is expected to generate up to 1,500-2,000 new jobs. The City would provide the needed public services of all off-site infrastructure, such as the extension of Oak Tree Boulevard a quarter of a mile north, and storm and sanitary sewer service to the site.
If you have an interest in learning more about this project, please contact the Economic Development Department at 216.524.4131 for additional information.