MRRA Receives Air Traffic Control Tower from Navy
Last week, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority received the deed to former Navy Building 231 — the air traffic control tower on the west side of the airfield. This property is one of the Public Benefit Conveyances (PBC) MRRA has received for Brunswick Executive Airport.
The 15,661 SF tower facility was built in 2005. It was one of the last structures completed before the Navy left Brunswick following the BRAC 2005 round of military base closures. Along with the building, MRRA received about 10.5 acres of land around the facility.
Now that we’ve acquired the building, it’s time to think about its reuse potential. The tower is somewhat isolated from the rest of Brunswick Landing. It sits at the end of the former cross-wind runway about a mile and half west-southwest of the Admiral Fitch Avenue entrance on Bath Road. As part of the airport, it must be used for aviation related activities. It comes with about 4,000 SF of office space on the first floor. All of it is in excellent, practically brand-new condition. There’s a large parking lot with a security gate. The tower itself features some of the best views in the area.
Bowdoin College’s massive solar energy power generation system is just down the street from the property. There is certainly plenty of space available here. We welcome your redevelopment ideas for the tower complex.