FCC Building Update – Project Moves Forward

Dave Heimke (AL7LO), member of the club’s Building Committee, reported at the club meeting last Friday that there have been recent developments in our efforts to secure occupancy for our club at the former FCC Monitoring station on Raspberry Road.  We are now discussing a rental/lease rate that appears to be in an acceptable range.  Since Friday’s announcement, we have been advised by the Airport that they are actively working to move the process through their required channels for approval.  They expect this process to take about 2-3 weeks.  After that, the next steps will be to receive the FAA’s approval to use the building for a non-aeronautical purpose, then issue a 30-day public notice, and finally, to pen an actual lease agreement.

We hope that this all stays on schedule so we can take up occupancy as soon as possible.  If we pull this off, it will require all hands on deck to help make the move in an orderly and organized manner.

We’ll keep you posted on the progress of this exciting and important project.  Thanks to Dave and all for their efforts and contributions.


Kent, KL5T