Former Muncie GM Transmissions Plant Land Sale Closes

A view of the property by Ross Community Center. Photo by: Mike RhodesA view of the property by Ross Community Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

By: Bill Callen—

RACER Trust and Ross Community Center, Inc., today announced the completion of a sale that will result in new recreational opportunities for families on the Southside of Muncie.

Ross Community Center has purchased approximately six acres of the former GM Manual Transmissions of Muncie property off West 8th Street, with plans to build baseball fields and other recreational facilities. The land formerly was used for employee parking, and is across West 8th Street from the former manufacturing facilities.

RACER Trust took ownership of the former GM property in 2011. The remainder of the property, approximately 60 acres on the north side of West 8th Street, remains available for purchase and redevelopment.

“RACER Trust works closely with community leaders to understand their priorities for redevelopment, and we work very hard to align our sales efforts with the community’s desires,” said Elliott P. Laws, of EPLET, LLC, administrative trustee of RACER Trust. “We’re delighted to help the City of Muncie fulfill an identified need for additional recreational fields and open space, while continuing to work toward securing a buyer who will bring new investment and jobs to the larger parcel.”

Design of the new recreational facilities is expected to begin in January, with phase 1 construction beginning mid-year 2016.

The parcel is bordered by South Elliott Street to the east and South Sampson Avenue to the west, and abuts current Ross Community Center recreational areas.

“We are excited to get started and look forward to creating new recreational opportunities to benefit the Southside and all of Muncie,” said Megan Quirk, President of Ross Community Center, Inc.

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Related November 17th, 2015 Muncie Journal Story: “New Southside Muncie Baseball Fields and Recreational Facilities to Be Built” 

For more information, contact:

For RACER Trust
Bill Callen (518) 480-9793

For Ross Community Center
Megan Quirk (765) 288-5035