The Museum of Flight in Seattle now has room to grow with the recent purchase of about six acres of land.
“The Museum of Flight was virtually landlocked and in need of room to continue our growth,” said Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, president and CEO. “We currently have plans to build a new Space Gallery on the property, to build a covered structure for our numerous large aircraft stored outdoors, and to provide a location for the Aviation High School to build in the future.”
The purchase was contingent on the current owners, Container Properties LLC, obtaining a determination from the EPA that cleanup is complete on the land, which was previously a chemical manufacturing site.
Although a price was not disclosed, the sale of the property to the museum will “result in a substantial philanthropic gift by Mark W. Robison and William A. Davis, the principals of Container Properties,” according to Dunbar.
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