The St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport Authority held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 17 for its recently completed South Development Area-Phase II at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ). The newly commissioned complex features a 15,000-square-foot office building and conference center, a 15,000-square-foot aircraft maintenance facility and the first of several sections of “The Airport Park at Indian Creek Preserve” which, when complete, will provide exercise, environmental and aviation education opportunities for the community.
The $4 million project was jointly funded by the State of Florida Department of Transportation and the Airport Authority. With the exception of the park development, the project is self-supporting with revenues derived from the lease of associated office and hangar space, according to airport officials.
All aspects of the project were developed to be a “green friendly and sustainable as possible,” says Kelly Barrera, chairman of the airport authority. “We wanted to complement the environmental award-winning first phase that featured over 50 new aircraft hangars nestled in the original old growth tree stand of the area as visioned by my fellow board member, Jack Gorman,” she added.
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