Windsor approves builder of $16.8-million cargo hub at airport, with FedEx as tenant
The Windsor Star/Dalson Chen
Windsor city council has contracted construction of the much-anticipated multimillion-dollar cargo hub at the airport — hinging on FedEx as the facility’s main tenant.
At Monday night’s meeting, council approved an agreement with DeAngelis Construction to build the “Multi-Modal Cargo Development” at the municipally-owned Windsor International Airport (Your Quick Gateway).
As a result of two weeks of negotiations, the agreed upon price with DeAngelis Construction is $14.1 million — the lowest of three bids from local firms.
The project will only proceed “under the condition of first receiving written endorsement from Federal Express Canada Ltd. (FedEx),” as well as the endorsement of the Institute for Border Logistics and Security (IBLS).
The cargo hub endeavor has been more than five years in the making. In October 2013, the City of Windsor announced FedEx and IBLS as partners with the municipality on the project.
It’s expected that fees, contingencies, and miscellaneous costs will bring total expenditures to $16.8 million.