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Wright-Patt building could undergo major renovation


The Air Force Reserve wants to spend up to $10 million to renovate a 53,000-square-foot building for office and warehouse space at Wright-Patterson.

Workers will demolish the interior of the building on the compound of the 445th Airlift Wing next to the airfield and add training rooms, offices and warehouse space for equipment if funding becomes available, said Amir Mott, a Wright-Patterson chief of project execution. The project would remove asbestos, also, according to a federal website notice.

“We’re pretty much going to gut the building” during the renovation, Mott said.

The Air Force estimated the renovation cost between $5 million to $10 million, but it’s dependent on securing the money from a priority list, he said. “Right now, funding has not been guaranteed for this project,” he said.

Today, the building houses the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The 87th Aerial Port Squadron would move into the building once construction ends, Mott said.

This would mark the first major renovation to the building since it was constructed in 1990, according to the Air Force.

Prime contractors have a Feb. 28 deadline to submit an intent of interest. The base may ask for bids in June, dependent on funding, Mott said.

With about 2,000 reservists at Wright-Patterson, the 445th Airlift Wing flies nine C-17 Globemaster III cargo jets on missions around the world.


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