Buick City used to see thousands of workers every single day, but new life is coming to the desolate lot in Flint.

The announcement came this week that Lear Corporation would be building a new 150,000 square foot facility where the old Buick City site.

The company had considered building the new factory in Mexico, but a very good tax incentive offered by Flint helped bring the plant to Flint.

Construction could start as early as September, and should take just under two years to complete. The site has been completely empty for quite a while, so there will undoubtedly be some unexpected issues that come up.

The best news is that this will bring more than 400 jobs to Flint, and help regrow our footprint with the auto industry.

I'm not sure when the last time you drove down James P Cole drive was, but it has a very post apocalyptic feel to it right now. The long stretches of broken concrete, and half broke fence, look like a scene from the walking dead. This factory probably won't be some work of art, but the breath of life in the area should do wonders for the appearance.