General Motors could be preparing to build a brand new facility in Burton, Michigan, after the automaker was outed as the client for a potential $45 million project in the city.
MLive reported on Monday that Mayor Paula Zelenko identified GM as the client behind a NorthPoint Development purchase in Burton. The parcel of landed stretches 141 acres and cost $268,000. NorthPoint, based in Missouri, has handled many GM development projects.
It’s unclear what the potential site would house, but the outlet reported that the new facility would bring 800 new jobs and span 1.1 million square feet. A GM spokesperson added, “Although the company has not committed to the project, GM is developing a business case that could bring a new state-of-the-art facility to the community that will help us satisfy our customers.”
The deal is far from finalized, and GM is in the process of applying for a tax abatement. The move would allow for a tax abatement for no more than 12 years. GM is reportedly looking into a second site for the mystery facility and will make a final decision in the coming weeks.