HILL AFB - Several new restaurants could be coming soon, open to both Hill AFB personnel and the public.
That’s thanks to plans announced as part of the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park. The project, which covers hundreds of acres, ranges from new employment centers to the planned 10,000 square feet of retail space.
Construction was started Jan. 21 on a 75,000 square-foot commercial office building. It will house Department of Defense contractors and specifically Air Force contractors that want to build synergy with their Hill AFB customers, a press release from the base said.
The structure is part of a master plan that gives new and existing Air Force contractors supporting the base’s growing mission new office space options.
“If approved by senior Air Force officials, this proposal may allow the Air Force to take ownership of a floor instead of waiting for an entire building,” said David Williamson. He is Chief of the Enhanced Use Leasing Office.
“This concept would also allow the Air Force to vacate two west side buildings for demolition, while speeding up the process by years of giving the Air Force new office space to replace the vintage W.W. II office space currently used,” he said.
A major factor in the Falcon Hill project is making it possible to replace those old buildings built for service starting in World War II.
The commercial retail facility is planned for outside the West Gate, the release said.
“The retail space is over 10,000 square-feet of space for four retail establishments that will include restaurants,” Williamson said.
It was hoped to have leasing done by the beginning of February.
Three projects have been completed as part of Falcon Hill by developer Sunset Ridge Development Partners.
Those include an ICBM Prime Integration contract support office just inside the West Gate that was completed nearly two years ago. The second was a new building to house the 75th Security Forces Squadron, which also opened in 2012. The third was construction of a new West Gate, completed in April of 2012. It moved the gate east to accommodate plans for additional Falcon Hill construction.