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June 22, 2015 - 4:07pm

Construction for new airport terminal and hangar is under way

posted by Traci Turner in Genesee County Airport.

Most of the foundation for the Genesee County Airport's new eco-friendly terminal building and hangar has been completed.

According to Tim Hens, county highway superintendent, the terminal is being built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design standards. LEED is a green building certification program that certifies building projects and rates each project based on various environmental standards. The airport terminal project received a silver rating.

"The building is environmentally sensitive so it will be a very energy-efficient building," Hens said. "It will be Genesee County's first green building."

In addition to the foundation, contractors have begun working on plumbing and electrical and building the base of the elevator shaft. While many companies are working on the construction, the general contractor is Building Innovations Group.

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Keeler construction workers were dressing the stone up from the edge of the black top to the edge of the building pad this afternoon. In the next few days, the fence near the road will be taken down and they will work on getting everything topsoiled.

The next big step is constructing the steel structure of the terminal building, which is set to begin on July 20. The structure of the hangar will start going up in August.

The project received approximately $1.5 million in state and federal grants. The rest of the building costs are being funded by the county. 

The target date for completion of the terminal and associated hangar is January or February.

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welcome to hens airport. cost to the taxpayers in the millions, use of airport by the taxpayer almost nil. thank you my government for spending our money so wisely.

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More money thrown down the State Street black hole......easy come, easier go....

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The project received approximately $1.5 million in state and federal grants. The rest of the building costs are being funded by the county. ,.... The reporter left out what the county taxpayer cost is.? 99% of the county taxpayers do not want this. This is being built for a very small percentage of those who fly their plane for recreational use.. Assess a fee every time they land and take off and pay for the terminal that way.. Treat it like the thruway.Let those that use it pay for it..If genesse county can't afford a nursing home,which served many more then the airport ,then the same should hold true by not forcing us all to pay for this terminal...

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