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Scottsdale Airport turns unused lot into functional Operations Center

What was once a narrow, unsightly and unused lot on prime airport property is now a modern building that consolidates airport operations staff, heavy equipment and airport maintenance all under one roof. Scottsdale Mayor, council members, Airport Advisory Commission members and many other business owners and tenants were present to officially open the new $5 million building at Scottsdale Airport.

Ops Bldg

Sitting at the 50-yard line of the airport, the building offers great access to respond to airfield issues and offers a prime vantage point for operations staff to monitor the airfield effectively. With water use reduction features, sustainable materials, green cleaning program and many other environmentally sensitive features, the 9,773 sq. foot building has an industrial and modern feel. But was also built in line with the city’s initiative to achieve LEED silver standards. 

The completion of this building marks the start of other redevelopment projects at the airport.

Ops interior  
(View of the Operations Center's second floor office, the monitors show various areas of the airfield. Photo by Doug Williams)

Ops ribbon cutting 

(Scottsdale Mayor and City Council members, Airport Advisory Commission members and Aviation Director cut the ribbon to officially open the city building. Photo by Doug Williams)

Ops folks walking 

(Attendees tour the building and check out the views of the airfield and the aircraft. Photo by Doug Williams)
)Ops chris

(Operations Manager and project lead for the airport, Chris Read, explains how the airport operations and security applications.Photo by Doug Williams)

ops center room 

(The Operations Center conference room. Photo by Doug Williams)

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