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Ford Demolishing Buildings at Closed Va. Plant

July 9, 2010

Ford Motor Co. is demolishing buildings at its former F-150 pickup truck plant in Norfolk in preparation for selling the property to a developer.

The automaker reached a deal months ago to sell the plant to developer Jim Jacoby, who plans to turn the site into a mixed-use industrial project that emphasizes green energy. The plant is on 109 acres and has 2.6 million square feet of industrial space.

City Manager Regina V.K. Williams wrote in a city memo that Ford plans to demolish all structures on the site except the 650,000-square-foot main assembly building.

About 2,400 employees had worked at the plant, which closed in June 2007.

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