FedEx facility hearing continued again |

FedEx facility hearing continued again

Questions surrounding the planned new FedEx distribution center in south Glenwood Springs next to the city airport have been postponed yet again until mid-January.

Garfield County commissioners on Monday agreed to a request by company representatives to continue a public hearing on whether to remove conditions related to city street improvements. That hearing is now set to resume on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The county approved plans in September for the 27,000-square-foot facility, which is to replace a distribution center in Carbondale. The planned new site is just outside Glenwood Springs city limits.

City Council objected to a requirement that the company pay $585,000 for improvements to Airport Road, saying the amount is too little and that the entire south Midland Avenue corridor is in need of major upgrades.

The city has asked FedEx to up its share for those road improvements to around $1.7 million. Mayor Leo McKinney said he and city staff met with FedEx representatives on Dec. 5 but did not come to any agreements.

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