Spokane International Airport is planning an estimated $12 million project to modernize and expand its fuel facility, a building permit application currently under review by the city of Spokane shows.
Todd Woodard, director of marketing and public affairs for the airport, says the project is in the preliminary design stage.
“At this point, we are looking at upgrading the existing fuel facility,” Woodard says. “The immediate plans do not include an additional fuel tank.”
He says, however, that consulting services provided by the project’s engineers include preliminary design efforts for a future 500,000-gallon fuel tank.
Kansas City, Missouri-based Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. Inc. is listed on the permit application as the engineer for the fuel facility project.
The permit information shows that work on the fuel facility will include improvements to the automated gauging at the three existing tanks, upgrades to controls, and heat dissipation and an air venting replacement. The fuel facility is located to the northeast of the airport’s terminal building, Woodard says.
Woodard says a timeline has yet to be established for the project, which is separate from the airport’s ongoing Terminal Renovation and Expansion, or TREX, project.
The TREX project’s first phase, which is valued at an estimated $150 million, includes a 144,000-square-foot expansion of the airport’s Concourse C. Airport CEO Larry Krauter told the Journal in March that the first phase is expected to be completed in late 2025, assuming there are no interruptions.
According to project information on the airport’s website, the Concourse C expansion is expected to generate nearly 1,200 jobs and over $300 million in economic activity.
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