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RACER Buick City

The RACER Buick City site is located at 902 East Leith Street in Flint. It is a former automotive manufacturing facility that the General Motors Corporation dispensed with when they declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2011.

RACER Trust, also known as just RACER, was created in March 2011 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to clean up and position for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by the former General Motors Corporation before its 2009 bankruptcy. The RACER Trust is one of the largest holders of industrial property in the United States and is the largest environmental response and remediation trust in U.S. history.

The RACER Buick City site was formally known as the former GM Northern American Operation Flint 712 facility.  The RACER Trust currently owns about 364 acres, with two parcels totaling approximately 49 acres having been sold and redeveloped for new manufacturing operations.  The RACER Trust continues to work on completing the necessary environmental cleanup work for the entire 413-acre site.  The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), recently took control as the lead agency overseeing the required cleanup work at the site, with support being provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).


Dale Bridgford

William Farrell

Background Information

RACER September 28, 2020 Site Investigation Update Summary and Figures

EGLE Corrective Action Consent Order

Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) Information

Community Outreach Information

Press Release -EGLE signs Corrective Action Consent Order with RACER Trust at Buick City in Flint

October 22, 2020 RACER meeting



How to Stay Connected

Contact Dale Bridgford to receive updates elated to the site. You are the eyes and ears of your community. Through your observations and reporting of activities of concern, you play a valuable role in helping the EGLE protect human health and the environment. To file a complaint or share details about improper waste handling or disposal, contact EGLE through the Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline at 800-292-4706.