The Colorado Springs City Council has unanimously agreed to the selling of some 88 acres that are a part of the city’s airport property.
In so doing, the council was approving a resolution that said new facilities on the land in question will “enhance the probability of attracting increased air cargo services” at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.
Those acres, located on the southwest side of the airport’s 900-acre business park, are expected to be purchased by what is currently only being described as a “Fortune 500 corporation.”
The council vote came after the city’s Airport Advisory Commission in October requested that the land in question be officially defined as “surplus city property.”
Although the buyer of the property has so far not been revealed, the council move comes as online giant Amazon has set up a temporary delivery station in a tent not far from the airport property, just north of the Milton E. Proby Parkway.
The land in question is being divided into an 18-acre and 70-acre parcels and are expected to see the construction of both a warehouse and distribution facility.
Parties involved with the project say they expect to see construction begin on both buildings early next year.
But before any work can start, the land sale still needs the final approval of the Federal Aviation Administration.
By Garry Boulard
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