Redevelopment plans unveiled Tuesday show Janesville's former General Motors plant site will rely heavily on an attribute few area industrial sites have: ready-made railroad infrastructure.
Demolition of the former General Motors plant in Janesville started in April 2018. We plan to regularly document the process with photos of what is being worked on at the plant. You can also view comparison photos of the demolition progress.
The owner of the former GM plant property plans to unveil "preliminary" redevelopment plans for the 250 acre property at a public open house on Tuesday.
The former General Motors plant site has received a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to support demolition and redevelopment.
Former state Sen. Tim Cullen is writing a book about the 25 years prior to the end of General Motors' vehicle production in December 2008. He will discuss details at a Democratic fundraiser Sunday, May 20.
The city of Janesville wants permission from the city council to apply for a $500,000 state grant to help the former General Motors plant site's owner clear and ready the property for redevelopment.
Local real estate listings show Janesville's former GM plant site and the nearby former JATCO site are for sale for a combined $15.72 million. Both are owned by brownfield redevelopment specialist Commercial Development Company, and they're part of what's now called the "General Motors Redevelopment Campus."
Commercial Development Company, owner of Janesville's former General Motors plant, hasn't started demolishing the plant yet, but it has listed the property for sale as a redevelopment site for $7.45 million.
Commercial Development Company, the owner of the former General Motors assembly plant, says demolition of the building could start by April 1.
As demolition begins in coming weeks at the former General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Blackhawk Community Credit Union has announced plans to create a “legacy center” to honor those who worked at the plant.
It’s likely that the former Janesville General Motors plant will no longer exist in a matter of months, the property’s new owner said in a press conference Thursday.
Wednesday's announcement that the defunct General Motors plant had been sold comes nearly nine years to the day after the last SUV rolled off the plant’s assembly lines on Dec. 23, 2008.
As Commercial Development Company moves toward a possible December 2017 purchase of the former General Motors assembly plant, The Gazette takes a look at some of the company's past projects.
The company posed to buy the former General Motors plant by the end of the year will take over cleanup of contaminated sediment found in the Rock River nearby, said City Manager Mark Freitag.