Janesville Assembly Plant
Sustainable Redevelopment Project: Janesville Assembly Plant
Project Overview: In December 2017, Commercial Development Company purchased the historic “Janesville Assembly Plant” from General Motors. As part of the transaction, Evironmental Liability Transfer, Inc. (ELT) agreed to assume the environmental liabilities associated with the site and its former operators.
With 4.8 million sq/ft of buildings under roof, the “Janesville Assembly Plant” was once the largest General Motors automotive plant in the world.
The Janesville Assembly Plant opened its doors on May 1, 1919. It was the oldest operating GM plant when it was largely idled in December 2008. The plant ceased all remaining production on April 23, 2009. The plant employed around 7,000 employees at its peak in 1970, and employed 1,200 when it ceased production in 2008.
Located on 250+/- contiguous acres, CDC believes the GM Janesville site represents a strategic opportunity for new manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics-related development activity. Throughout the reclamation process, CDC will be engaged in a global marketing campaign to find appropriate end users for this location.