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February 26, 2019

New airport terminal rises in Southern Fauquier

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport
• Owner: Fauquier County.

• Where: 5075 Airport Road, Midland.

• Director: David Darrah.

• Employees: 3 full-time, 1 part-time.

• Size: About 406 acres.

• Fiscal 2018 budget: $732,851.

• Phone: 540-422-8285.

• Website: Click here.

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As planned, the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport’s new terminal building should be completed in July.

“We’re about 30 percent done,” airport Director Dave Darrah said last week of the $4.5-million project. “Over the last several weeks, the trade workers have been in there — plumbers, electricians, light-gauge steel people.”

At 10,000-square-feet, the two-story, county-owned building will include “green features,” such as a geothermal cooling/heating system, a rooftop rain “harvesting” system to meet the terminal’s water needs and a network of solar panels to power the place.

An August ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the 406-acre airport on Route 610 near Midland, Mr. Darrah said.

“We’ll invite the cast of thousands — the governor and all of our politicians,” he said. “Everybody will pat everybody on the back. Everybody will say great things.”


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Cammie Rodgers · March 1, 2019 at 11:31 am
Progress isn't creating bike paths for the few people that ride paid for by the many taxpayers that don't ride. I say let them take their chances and ride at their own risk, not a "want" that I need to pay for in raised property taxes.
nonewtaxes · February 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm
Progress? progress is taking two feet out of Main st marshall. That'll be funny. Lets spend $15m to put in curbs and add planters to make main st pretty. But let us keep the rotted hazardous old movie theatre there because it adds character???
nonewtaxes · February 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm
I aint never recieved my airport benefit check. I doubt anybody else has either. I do get tax increases for teachers. Pay teachers. Dont subsidize those who can afford airplanes.

Still, I ask, how does the airport support economic growth? IF the airport disappeared overnight only 5 people in the county would know or care.
Tony Bentley · February 27, 2019 at 8:37 am
Here's a surprise, I agree with nonewtaxes on this issue.
Jim Griffin · February 27, 2019 at 7:18 am
I concur with Rover 530. It is progress, has potential. I needn't use the airport to benefit, much as is true for other govt services. Bonus: The partnership brought funds from other sources to supplement ours.
nonewtaxes · February 26, 2019 at 10:49 pm
How will the airport be a powerful economic engine? THose concerned are the less than 1% of people in the county that own a plane.
Rover 530 · February 26, 2019 at 10:19 pm
This progress report is very good news for the county and the surrounding region. The improved and expanded airport facilities will enable the airport to be a powerful economic engine ultimately benefitting everyone in the area. The decision to proceed with this project is foresight on the part of those concerned.
Tony Bentley · February 26, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Great, more air traffic and noise for those many in the county that live around the airport, to support the few rich in the county and surrounding counties. Thanks Mr. Gerhart, another project you wanted and got.
Uh....No · February 26, 2019 at 2:26 pm
Yeah but the old entrance as well as the mulch place across the street were required to have a turning/deceleration lane, yet this entrance for this item was not???
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