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Jun 15, 2017
Santa Fe Airport May See Construction of New and Big Terminal
SANTA FE AIRPORT MAY SEE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AND BIG TERMINAL
Responding to increased passenger growth and a need for more operating space, a move is underway to build a new passenger terminal at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport.
The idea has been discussed by airport and city officials for months, with many saying the current terminal, which was built in 1957 at a cost of $250,000 and measures just under 10,000 square feet, is too small for current needs.
According to reports, the administration of Mayor Javier Gonzales is looking at a five-year planning, design, and construction roadmap that could result in the building of a $35 million, 35,000 square foot terminal.
That plan would also see the construction of new parking ramps, parking lots, and roads.
Ideally, the five-year plan would also result in an upgrading of the current terminal, which has been praised for its Santa Fe architectural design elements, with an emphasis on sloped walls and rounded edges.
Funding for the construction of a new terminal has not yet been secured. Members of the Santa Fe City Council are expected to take up that question, as well as other specifics regarding the new terminal plan, at a later date.