Plans are underway for a new $447,000 airport terminal at the City of Allegan’s Padgham Field Airport in 2017.
Allegan City Council members on Monday, April 11, unanimously approved moving forward with the architectural design phase, which will cost an estimated $50,000 with $45,000 coming from the Federal Aviation Administration, $2,500 from the Michigan Department of Transportation and a match of $2,500 from the city.
Public works director and airport manager Aaron Haskin said the current terminal building is shared with the fixed based operator (Ace Aviation) in a hangar built in the 1970s. Lacking adequate room for a pilot lounge area, pilot flight planning area and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant restrooms, a new 1,600-square-foot terminal will provide that space.
The rest of the project would be paid for through annual FAA entitlements of $150,000 the airport has been putting into the capital improvement plan.
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