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Automotive Testing Site: Passing Smart-Growth Test with Flying Colors

An industrial property in Southeast Michigan that was vital in the allied victory in World War II will soon play a transformative role in the transportation of the future. Michigan's two United States senators and the local member of Congress joined Gov. Rick Snyder and other key figures at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the American Center of Mobility in November, two weeks after Willow Run Arsenal of Democracy Landholdings Ltd. Partnership completed its purchase of the property from RACER Trust. The symbolic importance of the Willow Run property, in Ypsilanti Township, is impossible to overstate. It was there that Henry Ford applied his genius for mass production to manufacturing B-24 bombers during World War II, churning out one plane every 55 minutes around the clock in support of the war effort. SaveGeneral Motors took ownership of the property, which included a 5-million square foot building, in the 1950s and produced…Log In to Read Full Article

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