City commissioners will consider a design contract for future expansion at the Manhattan Regional Airport Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Previously, the airport conducted a study for a terminal area master plan. The plan contains data outlining the potential growth at the airport and the improvements needed to handle it. Now the airport is ready to begin the design portion of the project, which was guided by the plan.
The terminal expansion will be designed as on building but will be built in four phases. The contract with Mead and Hunt, Inc., of Madison, Wisc., will cover the first three phases. The scope of the contract includes providing architectural and engineering design services for a variety of areas. Ron Fehr, city manager, said the first phase is the only one with an anticipated construction date of 2013. Fehr said it’s best to have designs “on the shelf” for later phases, though.
The city received a $911,565 federal grant for the design contract. The city will still be responsible for $386,961. Financing of the project is expected to be done through the issuance of temporary notes.
Commissioners will also consider an ordinance amending zoning regulations for driveways located in front of single-family and two-family homes.