Following General Motors’ bankruptcy, the automaker left a lot of unused land up for sale. That’s the unfortunate part of it all. The fortunate part is, as the economy slightly rebounds, the land is being scooped up by developers for redevelopment and repurposing.
The latest comes from The Oakland Press, which reports the 730,000-acre GM site in Pontiac, Michigan, formerly used chassis parts and machining, has been eyed up by Dan’s Excavating, one of the state’s largest road construction contracting firms. The firm has plans to redevelop the site into 13,000 square-foot office and truck maintenance facility, according to city documents. Total investment totals $1.75 million.
The Oakland Count Board of Commissioner’s Planning and Building Committee was scheduled to review the development yesterday, a plan which would bring 35 to 40 new jobs to the area as well.
The site was original sold in 2011 and has sat vacant since. Along with this property, a handful of other previous GM sites are also in the process of redevelopment, including a car condo site and performance track in Pontiac, known as the M1 Concourse.