Airport sets out administrative building proposal

July 7, 2018 by  

Centennial Airport recently revealed plans for a new administration building that can also be used as a venue for events, and a community center. There will be approximately 20,000 square feet available in the new space.

To be known as ‘The Hangar’, the new facility will be located on South Peoria Street, at the airport’s main parking lot’s northwest corner, and should be finished in 2020. The building will offer a workspace designed to enhance collaboration and creativity, and will also include space for retail establishments, as well as meeting space that can hold 200 people, and an outdoor plaza for use by the community.

Michael Fronapfel, the airport’s director of planning, said the new building is obviously an investment in the airport, but it will also benefit the airport’s employees and tenants, and the communities surrounding the facility. For students of aviation, Fronapfel says, it’s also an investment in their future.

Although the plans were just revealed, an announcement about the project was made earlier in the year, at an event celebrating the airport’s 50th anniversary; the special guest for the evening was Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, who crash-landed his Airbus A320 in the Hudson River in January, 2009, with no loss of life.

With the help of a brochure printing company, pamphlets can shows renderings of any planned buildings at airports or other locations.

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