published Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

LaFayette OKs plans for new terminal at airport

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    A Barwick LaFayette Airport sign is seen on the ground in this file photo.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The city of LaFayette has approved plans for a new terminal at city-owned Barwick-LaFayette Airport.

The terminal, which is funded mainly through $500,000 in state tobacco settlement money, will have a Southern feel, said architect David Cameron of LaFayette.

Built of stone-hued brick, the terminal will feature a metal roof, a veranda facing the airstrip and a carriage porch out front.

The new 2,600-square-foot terminal will be more than twice the size of the dilapidated, metal-sided terminal it’s replacing.

Construction should get under way this summer.

City officials hope the new terminal building will help attract new businesses and retain existing employers.

Read more in Thursday’s Times Free Press.

about Tim Omarzu...

Tim Omarzu covers education for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California.

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