Now airport officials are looking to the future and considering offering a long-term lease for a new hotel, cafe and other businesses.
The project would be built on the nine acres of land adjacent from the airport terminal. The airport says it would be a boost for them and the city of Medford.
The airport is accepting written proposals from qualified developers to construct a mid to upscale hotel with 100-125 rooms that could be fitted with a cafe, lobby bar, and other amenities.
“We just think it’s a good business venture and a good use of that property,” Jerry Brienza, airport director said. “It’s about a four to five-minute walk from the main terminal and we got a very nice complementary hotel right next to it that they can feed off of each other.
All responses must be submitted on or before 5:00 P.M. PST on June 28, 2019. to the following contact:
Rogue Valley International Medford Airport
1000 Terminal Loop Parkway
Medford, Oregon 97504
Tel: +1 541 776 7222
Email: [email protected]
As soon as it is known, but no later than 5:00 PM PST on May 31, 2019, all potential responders shall submit an email statement of their intent to submit a response to Amber Judd at the email address listed above.
A preliminary timeline would have construction starting next year with everything open by 2022.
To view the official development plan and other information, click here.
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