Red Bluff >> PJ Helicopters, Inc., will be expanding its facility on Langley Way, providing additional hangar space to accommodate existing helicopters and maintenance activities, after the City Council approved the Hangar Expansion Project Tuesday.
The council voted unanimously in favor of the expansion, extending the lease agreement by 16 years, and approved an initial study and parcel merger.
The project site is vacant, undeveloped and owned by the city as part of the Red Bluff Municipal Airport facility. The 2.66 acres of land within the project’s scope is directly east and adjacent to the existing PJ Helicopters facility.
A start date to the project was not discussed at Tuesday meeting.
The project involves construction of a 31,900-square-foot hangar providing additional aircraft storage, maintenance and office space, storage areas, restroom facilities and employee exercise facilities, said Community Development Director Scott Friend. It will not result in any direct increase in flight operations or employees at the existing facilities.
The costs associated with the processing of the project has been paid for by PJ Helicopters. No impact to the city’s general fund is anticipated.
As part of the approved project description the new facility will include parking facilities, landscaped areas, a storm water retention pond, fire hydrants and the extension of city water infrastructure from existing facilities on South Jackson Street to support the development of the new building, according to the agenda report.
PJ Helicopters leases about five acres of property…
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