The Jacksonville Aviation Authority board voted unanimously July 27 to ratify a contract up to $6.9 million to RS&H Inc. for engineering design and construction phase services for the proposed third parking garage at Jacksonville International Airport.
The authority wants to add 2,000 spaces in a third garage proposed on a lot next to an existing facility.
JAA’s awards committee recommended and CEO Mark VanLoh approved the contract, which had to be ratified by the board because it is more than $1 million.
The contract is for Jacksonville-based RS&H to plan, design, permit and handle construction administration services for the garage.
The submission for board approval says management recommends approval of the contract to RS&H, which was the highest ranked of six respondents to a request for qualifications for engineering consultant services for the garage project.
The not-to-exceed amount is $6,935,287.
In January, the board approved a budget transfer of $10 million to start the creation of a capital project to design the third parking garage, which would add about 2,000 spaces.
The garage would provide 1,600 public parking spaces and 400 rental car spaces.
The facility, envisioned as six levels, is designed next to the existing daily garage and projected to cost about $100 million.
Construction funding would be sought in fiscal 2024.
The project would be completed by the fourth quarter of 2024 or first quarter of 2025.