RFP: Former airport in Indiana is available for redevelopment as a transportation technology development and testing center

The city of Columbus, Indiana has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the former Walesboro Airport site. Parcels of 465 acres, 535 acres and 625 acres are available.

They seek to purchase and provide development services to design, build, establish and operate a transportation proving ground, research and development and/or testing and validation complex.

The Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation helped prepare the RFP, and will continue to advise during the evaluation process.

We are enthused to see the Airport take this important step to issue an RFP for the potential redevelopment of the former Walesboro Airport property into a transportation Proving Ground, Research & Development and/or Testing & Validation Complex. Columbus, Indiana, is a city that is known for its design, engineering and manufacturing strengths, and if successfully developed as envisioned, this project will serve existing and new employers while positioning Columbus, Indiana, as a national leader in automotive development and testing for decades to come,” says Jason Hester, president of the Greater Columbus EDC.

Proposals due: 4:00 pm on July 31, 2020.

Photo courtesy of the City of Columbus.

See full RFP (PDF).

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