GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – The Grand Junction Regional Airport is weighing options for the future of an unfinished building. Airport officials say there is a possibility the building could house the Bureau of Land Management’s central operation.

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In July, Sen. Cory Gardner announced the BLM headquarters would be moving from Washington D.C. to Grand Junction.

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The Republican senator from Colorado had been working on the plan to move the BLM to Colorado for a few years. The bureau manages nearly 8.3 million acres in Colorado.

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The Grand Junction Regional Airport spent nearly $4 million on the unfinished building, which has sat empty since 2013. The FAA pulled funding from the project following a federal fraud investigation.

Airport officials say it would cost about $9 million to demolish the building, or $9.5 million to finish it. Officials with the Grand Junction Regional Airport say they are open to discussing the BLM headquarters moving into the space.

 

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