Coast Guard under one roof in Corpus Christi?Coast Guard under one roof in Corpus Christi?https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=86212013-01-09T10:17:00Z2013-01-09T07:00:00Z

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi City Council approved the first reading of a 20-year lease agreement for the Coast Guard to build a new facility on vacant city-owned land near the airport.

The facility could require about 23 acres and is estimated to cost between $23 million and $40 million.

An agreement says developer FD Stonewater and the Lynxs Group will build the facility and the Coast Guard will pay the city at least $100,000 a year to lease the space. At the end of the agreement, the facilities revert to the city.

The project will include an office building, hangar, ground service equipment repair facility, and aircraft parking ramp. Coast Guard operations currently are split between office space downtown and Hangar 41 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

More activity at the airport will increase its appeal to developers wanting to bring restaurants and hotels to the area. During the past two years, the airport also added a terminal to handle cargo for FedEx.

Developers are required under the terms of the contract to award 80 percent of the construction work to local contractors — something council members praised during the meeting.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi
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