2 companies interested in Buick City site
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:21:05 GMT —
New jobs may be coming to the site where millions of cars were produced in Flint. To call the former Buick City site sprawling would an understatement. At 400 acres, it's the largest vacant industrial site in the region. It's also the biggest of the 11 GM properties now being cleaned up by the RACER Trust.
It's no easy clean up. The Trust is spening 33 million dollars to remove all the toxins from the former Buick City site alone. The head of the clean up,Grant Trigger, confirms to NBC 25 that 2 companies are interested in buying or leasing the land and building on portions of the site.But confidentially agreements prevent him from identifying the names of the businesses or what kind of work they do. Nothing has been signed with each business, they've simply said they are interested, when it's "clean".
The RACER Trust holds perodic meetings with the public for updates on the process. (2) are slated for today:
-At Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle Church on East Myrtle from 5 to 6. That's a discussion on Buick City.
-At Mott Community College Event Center from 7- 8:30. That's a discussion on the 10 ther GM sites in Genesee County the trust is also cleaning up.
Trigger says environmental clean-up work will kick into high gear at the former Buick City site, so neighbors will started to see heavy machinery come and go. In the meantime, Chamber of Commerce and other Flint leaders will have to wait for the new investment and the potential for new jobs