Lansing Care Assembly Plant to be Demolished

A significant piece of Lansing's history will be torn down. General Motors has decided to demolish the Lansing car assembly plant. That announcement from GM spokesperson Kim Carpenter. The plant located in the city's westside neighborhood was shut down back in May of this year. It includes both the Fisher body plant and the Chassis complex plant. Westside neighbors said they didn't want to see those buildings become an eyesore in the neighborhood. Lansing leaders were hoping to use the empty space for more jobs. GM owns the building and says it's in the best interest of the community to demolish it buildings, because of the age and composition of the buildings. The automaker also believes with the vacant buildings gone there could be a better chance for redeveopment. GM will begin taking bids from demolition companies Wednesday. They expect that process to last anywhere from 12-18 months.