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Greenbrier community wonders if 'Mega Site' will be used for future auto plant

If Alabama gets the Toyota-Mazda Plant, it will provide 4,000 jobs.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 5:57 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2018 4:11 PM

Alabama is waiting to find out early next year if a joint Toyota-Mazda plant will locate in the state. It's a situation we've seen before.

In 2008, north Alabama was in the running for a massive Volkswagen plant that ended up in Chattanooga.

One site that is subject to speculation is located in Limestone County, but it is annexed in the Huntsville. It remainsl vacant and located off Powell Road and Greenbrier Road. It's not far from the Polaris manufacturing facility.

If Alabama gets the $1.6 billion plant, it will provide 4,000 jobs.

People who live near the property, which was deemed a "Mega Site" in 2016, said they've noticed activity near the site such as cord drilling. A "Mega Site" means the land is immediately available for major industrial development.

WAAY 31 reached out to a farmer who owns land on the property. He said he can't discuss what's going on because of legal issues.

We then called local officials to ask about the future of the plans for the site.

Limestone County Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough, The Limestone County Economic Development Association, The Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce and the City of Huntsville tell us they can't make any comments regarding the site or future plans.

Some Limestone County officials said they might be able to talk about the Mega Site in a few weeks. That timing will be consistent with when Toyota-Mazda said they would make their decison on where the plant will be located -- in the first quarter of 2018.

 

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