Thursday, March 15, 2012

GM plant focus of DeKalb meeting

From ajc
By April Hunt

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Representatives from General Motors met Wednesday with local officials and an Obama administration executive to discuss redevelopment of the vacant Doraville plant.
Turning the 165-acre site into a multi-use development – basically creating a new downtown for Doraville – has been the focus of all sides since the factory shut down in 2008.

Jay Williams, the executive director of the federal Office of Recovery for Auto Communities, said his office will work to identify resources and handle federal requirements for any project.

The last proposal for the plant, floated by a Florida developer, failed in 2010 after the County Commission voted against giving the firm money to help buy the site. GM is asking $60 million for the property.

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