Oakland County International Airport’s new green terminal building will
be complete by the end of August.
Solar, geothermal and wind-turbine energy will be used to power the new
terminal, said Oakland County Central Services Director, J. David
VanderVeen, who anticipates the opening to attract 20,000 to 30,000
Additional features include a living wall and biplane to be hung from
the ceiling of Waterford Township’s new $5.5 million green structure.
Funding for the 13,500-square-foot space came from the county’s Airport
Fund which is composed of fees charged to airport patrons. While this
terminal is smaller than the 17,000-square-foot building it is
replacing, it will hold airport administrative offices, space for U.S.
Customs and a meeting room able to accommodate up to 80 people.
The county plans to dedicate the new terminal building Aug. 23 in
advance of the Aug. 28 open house, which will feature vintage airplanes,
air and helicopter rides and other attractions.
“There’ll be some warbirds here,” VanderVeen said. “I think the terminal
building will be a good attraction.”
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