South Gate : Aid Sought for G M Site

The City Council has applied for a $6-million federal Urban Development Action Grant to assist in the development of a business and industrial park at the former General Motors assembly plant.

The money will be used for off-site improvement and infrastructure, including water lines and lighting facilities, said Andrew Pasmant, director of community development.

The grant will be award on a competitive basis and the city does not expect to hear from the federal government until around October, Pasmant said.

An $80-million retail and industrial complex is planned for the 90-acre site. Construction is expected to begin early next year.

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