Jamestown  (CSi)  –  On a recent Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich who is also on the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Board said, planned is  a new National Guard Armory for land at Jamestown Regional Airport.  For the last several years, the Armory has shared space at the Jamestown Civic Center, leasing  space at $14,000, annually.

The new facility will allow the National Guard to keep the Armory in Jamestown.

At Monday’s JSDC Board meeting, the board approved a $350,000 one-time payment for a 40-year lease of 16 acres of land from Jamestown Regional Airport at the industrial park.

Preliminary estimates place the cost of the National Guard armory at between $26 million and $28 million.

With the 40-year lease of the land by the city of Jamestown the National Guard will pay the JSDC the share of the development costs of the land and then construct a building.

On  Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, JSDC Business Development Director Corry Shevlin added, work on the Airport Industrial Park is nearing completion although it is behind schedule, due to rain and wet ground conditions along with underground rocks causing delays. The project was to be  completed by the end of June this .

He added that the Jamestown Airport Industrial Park includes 90 acres of leasable land including about 30 acres that are reserved for aeronautical use.