City Council approves $1.8 million project at Kansas Aviation Museum

Kansas Aviation Museum (Aug. 2, 2010)
Kansas Aviation Museum (Aug. 2, 2010) File photo

The Kansas Aviation Museum will receive some badly-needed building improvements, thanks to a Wichita City Council vote Tuesday.

The council unanimously approved a $1.8 million project to provide handicapped-accessible restrooms and modern heating and air conditioning to the historic museum, housed in the old city airport terminal at 3350 S. George Washington Blvd.

The project is bolstered, city officials said, by $900,000 raised by museum staff.

Council members bought into the project without debate.

“To see the passion of the board, the passion for the history of this city and the rebuilding of this city through our aviation industry is tremendous,” council member James Clendenin said. “You guys do a lot with very little out there.”

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