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Historic Willow Run Bomber Plant faces demolition

The Willow Run plant when it was in operation.
The Willow Run plant when it was in operation.

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The trust which manages former General Motors properties announced Thursday that the historic Willow Run bomber plant will be demolished in order for a test track and research center to be built.  Devon Industrial Group of Detroit won the bid to raze the five-million-square-foot factory, and Detroit based Walbridge Development, LLC plans to develop the site into an advanced vehicle research center.

The Revitalizing Automotive Communities Environmental Response or "RACER" trust, which controls the property left in the wake of GM's 2009 bankruptcy, also plans to give a portion of the 332-acre property to the Wayne County Airport Authority to improve the use of the Willow Run Airport's runway.

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