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Officials Look Forward to North Lubbock Expansion at Airport
By Joshua Cole Little
LUBBOCK, TX--- At this Thursday's City Council meeting, the council will vote on a plan to bring a hotel on Lubbock Airport's property.
Just off Interstate 27 right across from the Silent Wings Museum developers want to building a Cobblestone Hotels and Suites on Lubbock International's property.
Interim director Kelly Cambell says 4 plots of land right off the interstate are meant for commercial use.
And while it brings revenue for the airport, it also means convenience for travelers.
"Its just a good opportunity for us. Airports across the nation are looking at ways to diversify their revenue," says Cambell.
"I think one thing thats important to recognize is the hotel is being built on airport property and obviously that's because of the airport we want to caputure traffic from the airport but also its just ideal off of the interstate," she says.
The plans for a hotel is not the only business wanting to come to North Lubbock.
City Council will also look at zoning for a new Loves Travel station off the interstate and Regis Street.
Mayor Glenn Robertson says he's excited to see more business wanting to come to the North Lubbock area, and a Loves Travel Station will be a much needed assest, that many are in support for.
Cambell even says, the more business means more for the those coming to Lubbock.
"Its just another asset and amenity for our passengers," says Cambell. "The more businesses that are out here, you know you don't have to go so far into town to conduct that business."
So far neither City Council or the airport has heard any opposition to the plan for the hotel.