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What's next for Janesville's GM site? Potentially, industry, offices, restaurants, even housing

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What's next for Janesville's GM site? Potentially, industry, offices, restaurants, even housing

A preliminary plan for what could become of the former General Motors site in Janesville has been presented to leaders in the city.

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What's next for Janesville's GM site? Potentially, industry, offices, restaurants, even housing

Is on january 13.

It's been more than a decade since the last car was made at the g-m facilty in janesville... but now..

Leaders are focused on what's next to come for the site.

Rock county reporter adam duxter spoke to one of the developers behind the plan.

And joins us now with how they say..

It could transform the city.

Eric and charlotte... the president of angus young architectural firm says it's not often..

They're given a 5 million square foot blueprint to work with..

And says the changes to what they're now calling centennial park..

Could address some of the city's biggest needs.

From a birds eye view.... high above the city... piles of rubble are all that's left... of the former gm plant in janesville.

To a developer..

It's a bit of a blank canvas.

((( , " "))) 8 00 at this point, the opportunities for jobs within the footprint of the existing city of janesville is huge.

There isn't that many available sites within the city of janesville.

Angus young and associates has been working with property owner commercial development property... to create a roadmap for what could come next for this site..

President joe stadelman says... the existing infrastructure... like a railway... makes this a prime location for any developer.

((( , " "))) 3 14 14 that is completely unique in probably the nation.

There isn't that many sites.

Both of these companies have told us that this is a priority site because of that.

But it's not just industry that could move in here..

Rather... restaurants... office space... even housing.

Stadelman says..

That's on purpose.

((( , " "))) 4 42 25 housing is an important topic within the city of janesville right now.

The need for affordable housing and new housing with in the city is a priority that everybody is going after.

These plans now are left with janesville's planning commission.

Who has set a meeting to look it over..

.for devember 16th.

But stadelman says..

This..

Is a step in the right direction.

I did speak with janesville city leaders today... who say they're not able to say much about these plans until the planning commission has had time to look them over... but with the opportunity to develop 260 acres.... developers say this could be huge for jobs..

Housing... and

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