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New Business   Item #: D.
Airport Capital Grants
The Virginia Department of Aviation administers an Airport Capital Grant Program that provides funding for design services and construction activities. The maximum state participation for capital projects is eighty percent. Funding participation for certain projects involving rental space such as terminal buildings varies relative to the percentage of private versus available public use space.
During the March 2021, Virginia Aviation Board meeting, state funding was approved for two airport projects that involve construction activities to support future hangar facility development and architectural services to complete terminal building renovations. State matching funds will finance eighty percent of the cost of the construction project and sixty-five percent of the architectural services fees to complete terminal building renovations.
State capital grant requests for two different projects at the Danville Regional Airport have been approved for funding by the Virginia Aviation Board. An approved architectural design services project will support terminal building renovations to improve the building's functionality and establish new amenities for pilots, passengers and the public. Proposed renovations include glass and door modifications that will allow pilots and passengers to travel directly from the terminal ramp through a large unused open area of the terminal.
Other planned terminal building improvements include the replacement of furniture, ceiling tiles and light fixtures, painting, bathroom renovations and the installation of brick pavers, a pilot's shower as well as a counter and office to support business activities. In addition, the state approved funding to widen a taxiway located in the existing t-hangar area to accommodate regional jet aircraft operations, and construct an aircraft parking ramp area and new taxi-lane to support future t-hangar development.
It is recommended that City Council approve an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to provide for State Aviation capital grant funding and the local share, and appropriating the same. The local share will be provided through the Support of General Funds.
Terminal Building Floor Plan
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