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49 FIGURE 41 Remodel of former terminal for office space. Life safety systems: fire sprinkler protection, alarms ants occupied the former terminal, a secure separation of the and strobes, proper signage, and visibility from occu- tenants was vital to both of their operations. pied areas. Egress components: exit stair handrails, guards, treads and risers, exit arrangements for remoteness. LESSONS LEARNED ADA compliance was not originally budgeted by SGF to The reuse experience of the former passenger terminal at ready the facility. New bathrooms turned out to be a major SGF demonstrates a few important principals for reuse: additional cost that was paid for by the airport. Coordination with the local economic development Despite unexpected additional upfront costs, the city of agencies and Chamber of Commerce is beneficial as Springfield experienced significant benefits from Expedia's use these groups are regularly contacted by companies of the former terminal. Expedia relocated 500 jobs to Spring- considering relocation and they can help potential ten- field, adding approximately $17.5 million in new payroll. ants obtain available tax credits and other economic development incentives. Missouri Army National Guard Expansion Work with the FAA throughout a reuse project so that the agency can review plans for nonaeronautical ten- SpringfieldBranson National Airport has an existing lease ants and proposed market lease rates. with the Missouri Army National Guard. This lease consists Consider hiring an expert in code compliance to per- of approximately 122 acres at the airport for repair of Army form an assessment of the property. In this way, addi- National Guard helicopters and avionics. A key element of tional costs for ADA upgrades, security, and other the reuse of the former terminal was to establish a larger safety issues can be anticipated and budgeted. presence of the Guard on the airfield. Because the two ten-