North Adams Airport to Approve RFP Next Month
The Airport Commission expects to approve a request for proposals for the terminal restaurant in the next month.
iBerkshires.com reports although the commissioners had no substantial changes to the draft RFP on Tuesday, they agreed to sit on it for another month.
The vacant medical building donated to the city by Berkshire Health Systems was moved farther back onto the airport campus and is currently being renovated to serve as Harriman & West Airport's administrative building.
Along with housing airport offices, the space will also accommodate a restaurant.
The commission reviewed an RFP used by Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport to solicit interest in an eatery there. The commissioners only pointed out some typos and noted that the North Adams draft still referred to Westfield.
Naughton said this would all be corrected in subsequent drafts.
In other business, Peter Enzien of Stantec Consulting Services updated the committee on the terminal renovation project and said the contractor has asked for a time extension.
An unforeseen issue with the building's insulation delayed the construction and what was due to be completed earlier this month will now be pushed to the end of September.
Enzien said this does not increase the cost of the project.
Despite the delay, the project is moving along and much of the interior work is nearing completion.