For one thing, Duke has revealed that it has an institutionalpartner in the project, namely the San Francisco-based StockbridgeReal Estate. And while plans aren't firm, the industrial buildingswill be razed to make way for a mixed-use development. Finally,published reports put the sale price at $76.5 million. Whiledeclining to confirm or deny that number, "if you were to publishthat, we wouldn't take issue with it," a Duke spokesman

Altogether, there were 21 bidders for the property, which GMused to build cars and, during World War II, fighter planes, beforeshuttering the facility in 2005 as part of a company-widerestructuring. At its peak, the plant employed 6,000. When itclosed, that number had been reduced to about 1,500.

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