WARNER ROBINS -- Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen announced Thursday two new options to complete a hangar project for Robins Air Force Base, during an address in which he stressed the need for Middle Georgia cities and counties to take on a regional outlook for the future.
In a keynote address at the Eggs & Issues Breakfast, a bi-monthly event put on by the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce, Shaheen said with the environmental assessment complete, construction on the first of three phases of the Georgia-Robins Aerospace Maintenance Partnership project could begin in the next year.
G-RAMP aims to be a public-private partnership to build additional hangars for aircraft maintenance at Robins.
However, Shaheen said he doesn’t think the city should be burdened with the construction, as has been discussed. He said he and council will discuss at a February City Council retreat whether to continue with the current plans for the city to build the hangars, sell the property to Robins Air Force Base to develop or sell the land to a developer to complete the project.
“We have a lot of projects going on,” Shaheen said. “I’m more inclined to selling it to a developer. It’s a decision I’ll take to council.”
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