Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis wants dispel rumours about what the General Motors transmission plant on Walker Road could become.

He said there have been rumours the new owner would have some “obtrusive use,” such as “a gasification plant,” for the site. He said that’s not true.

Francis said the new owner is “looking to maintain some parts of the building and demolish other parts of the building.”

Francis said the end result will be “mixed use” of the site.

According to the mayor, the corporation that bought the plant “has some history in this type of redevelopment” and is from the Chatham-Windsor-Essex area.