Just two days after announcing plans to buy the first Durant-Dort Carriage Company factory in Flint, General Motors announced a plan Friday to preserve another historical site.
The automaker presented Flint city leaders with a $10,000 check to be used to buy and plant trees on the Chevy in the Hole manufacturing site.
The trees will be used to mitigate pollutants in the soil and groundwater. The city of Flint is planning to turn the parcel into a green space along the river and open it up to educational, recreational and environmental uses.
â??By using land for an intentional purpose, even if it's not commercially used, makes the city feel whole again so if we can get this re-greened, it's a big step forward,â?? said Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) who was on hand for the presentation.
The announcement was made at the opening of the Free City Public Art Festival that continues until Sunday. This year's theme is â??Reclaim, Transform.â??