A two-story structure on the site of the Grand Junction Regional Airport that was never completed may see work begin anew if a solid plan regarding the building’s use can be agreed upon.
Construction, of what was then supposed to be an administrative office building at the airport, started in 2012. Even though the airport spent some $4.1 million on the project, it was halted in early 2014 partly due to a lack of federal funding.
Since then the building has sat half-finished and empty, appearing, remarked the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, “like a dark skeleton.”
Now airport officials have issued a Request for Information asking for ideas on what to do with the structure.
That RFI notes that the building’s location at 800 Eagle Drive “has the unique advantage of being next to a commercial terminal with ample adjacent public parking and direct access to the ramp.”
The RFI also states that the airport is “open to modifying the design and purpose of this building, as it no longer sees a near-term need for this space as originally planned.”
The deadline for the RFI is May 21st.
Located 3 miles to the northeast of Grand Junction, the airport is the third largest in Colorado, serving more than 452,000 passengers last year.
By Garry Boulard
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