Defunct GM plant in Janesville headed for demolition

JANESVILLE, WI – DECEMBER 23: The remaining workers of the General Motors assembly plant leave after their final production line duties December 23, 2008 in Janesville, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)


GM’s former plant in Janesville, Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of demolition and redevelopment.

A St. Louis-based development company will start the demolition. The plant closed during the recession of 2008 when GM moved to file for bankruptcy. In 2017 a company called Commercial Development of St. Louis purchased the vacant plant with plans of redevelopment.

Recently demolition crews have converged on the site.