Spokane International Airport will see $153,000 in improvements, including renovations to terminal restrooms and meeting rooms, according to city permit records.
The largely superficial work follows on the heels of the creation of a public development authority for the airport, a 20-year agreement to share tax revenue generated within boundaries drawn around the regional transportation and economic hub on the West Plains. The money will be governed by the development authority, which will be able to take on debt and direct grant spending toward roads, water and other needs to build the airport’s economic vitality.
The airport is also seeking $5 million in federal transportation grants for what it’s calling a “multimodal transportation infrastructure safety improvement project” to separate Spotted Road from the inbound and outbound roads that provide access to the airport. The project would relocate a section of Spotted Road farther east.
The restroom and meeting room renovation is being done by Dardan Enterprises, of Post Falls. ALSC Architects, of Spokane, designed the project and Coffman Engineers, of Spokane, did the structural engineering.