Airport parking project delayed, but terminal design moves ahead

May 26—While construction of new parking lots at the Santa Fe Regional Airport remains in a holding pattern following underground surprises, work on the terminal expansion inched forward Friday.

During a special meeting, the City Council approved a $70,000 initial contract — and up to $5 million in all — with Albuquerque architecture firm Molzen Corbin for design and architectural services on the second and third phases of the terminal expansion. Those phases are expected to add about 9,000 square feet and more gates to the facility.

The contract will be paid almost entirely with funds from the Federal Aviation Administration. The city receives about $1.6 million from the agency each year.

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