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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.

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 walls of the former General Motors assembly plant in Janesville started to come down Monday as the property’s new owner began to demolish the defunct 4.8 million-square-foot plant.

The owner of the former Janesville General Motors assembly plant plans to make bricks from the plant available to residents as keepsakes to remember the plant after it's torn down.

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."