Warner Robins G-RAMP Study Ready for Public Review | News
The City of Warner Robins says they reached a milestone in their push for the project called G-RAMP.
For nearly two years, it sat on hold, while the city waited for results of an environmental assessment.
It's finished, and Redevelopment Director Gary Lee says that's the go ahead to get G-RAMP moving.
The Georgia Robins Aerospace Maintanance Partnership is essentially the 24 acres of land just behind the north end of Robins Air Force Base. The City of Warner Robins wants to make it available for industrial use so Robins Air Force Base can expand.
An aerial map shows the acreage on the northeast side of the Robins runway, on undeveloped land that's mostly swamp and wilderness.
Lee says the city contracted with a private company to do an environmental assessment on the land nearly two years ago. He said, "It's taken a long time."
The study is hundreds of pages long, including maps and detailed, technical findings.
Lee says it tells the city and the federal government that the land is suitable for use.
He said, "It told us that the land is buildable, and we have no archaeologial pieces of property we will contaminate if we built over there."
Now, it's the public's turn to take a look. Lee says law requires them to put the study on display at the Warner Robins public library for the next 30 days. It will also be advertised in the county's legal organ, the Houston Home Journal.
Then, it will go to Air Force for review.
Lee says development possibilities include hangar space, offices and new jobs.
He said, "Anything could happen. We want to do whatever is best for Robins."
Lee says he doesn't have a set time table for when GRAMP could happen, but the environmental assessment opens the door for opportunity.
The study cost $84,000 and was paid for with contributions from multiple city and county governments in the Central Georgia area.
Lee says people who want to take a look at it can find it at the NOLA Brantley Library on Watson Boulevard, sarting this weekend.