Metro Atlanta Leaders Hope To Redevelop GM Plant

March 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Metro Atlanta Leaders Hope To Redevelop GM Plant
" ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Several metro Atlanta leaders are meeting with President Obama’s  “car czar” as they try to move ahead with plans to redevelop an abandoned General Motors plant in Doraville.

Jay Williams, executive director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, is to meet Wednesday afternoon with Doraville and DeKalb County leaders to discuss the plans.

DeKalb County spokesman Burke Brennan says the county is open to exploring all possibilities for the site, which is still owned by GM.

Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman says she hopes it can be redeveloped to bring back jobs and add vitality to the area. About 4,000 jobs were lost when the plant closed in 2008. She said a mixed-used development involving Doraville’s MARTA station is among the possibilities being explored. "

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