A new airport terminal project is on the radar for the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport. This is exciting news for those who frequently travel to and from the Gunnison Valley. Architects from the Denver-based firm Gensler have recently presented a conceptual plan to the Gunnison County Commissioners. Gensler was hired following a request for proposals which is mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

While commissioners have long been considering improvements to the airport terminal, the timing may just be right. The latest plan has a new entrance and renovation of the front facade with broad walls and new vegetation. Once inside, travelers will be able to easily navigate the terminal’s new layout. Other improvements include a new security area as well as larger windows to improve views and let in more natural light. The new concept plan may also include a large-scale solar project and covered parking. Traffic to and from the airport has grown considerably since it was constructed in the 1970’s.

While the new airport terminal project is estimated to cost approximately $17 million, the project is phased to utilize available funding. Currently, there is around $6 million available and according to Sustainable Facilities Director John Cattles, “we’re chasing every grant we can possibly consider.”

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