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Navigating the Path to Progress: Planes of Fame Expansion Project and the Permitting Process

Our Santa Maria Expansion Project is taking shape! With the completion of the Phase One permit plan set, the project is now ready to enter the permitting phase, marking a significant milestone towards the realization of this enterprising endeavor.


The Permitting Process:

Bringing a project of this magnitude to life requires meticulous planning and adherence to local regulations. The permitting process serves as a vital step in ensuring compliance with zoning requirements, building codes, and other necessary criteria.

We are pleased to inform you that a Preliminary Application Review has already been completed, marking a positive step forward in the permitting process. This review involved working closely with the city of Santa Maria, receiving valuable feedback and insights that have helped refine our plans. The collaboration between our team and the city authorities has been exceptional, paving the way for a smooth permitting journey.

Progress and Future Plans:

While progressing through the permitting process, notable advancements have been made in the construction of the expansion. Fabrication of the steel components for the building is underway off-site, and several columns have already been completed. Currently, our focus lies on constructing the support trusses, a crucial element of the hangar's structural framework.

The early progress we have achieved is a testament to the dedication and efficiency of our project team. By proactively initiating fabrication activities off site, we aim to minimize potential delays and ensure a seamless transition into the building phase once the necessary permits are obtained.

Looking ahead, we are optimistic about breaking ground by the end of 2023. The successful completion of the permitting process remains vital, and we will continue to work closely with the city of Santa Maria to secure the final approvals within the specified timeframe.

Appreciation for the City of Santa Maria:

Throughout this journey, it has been an absolute pleasure working with the city of Santa Maria. Their cooperation and support have been instrumental in moving the project forward. We extend our deepest appreciation to the city authorities for their invaluable guidance, expertise, and commitment to our shared vision of progress and growth.

The Santa Maria Expansion Project represents an exciting opportunity for both the Museum’s and the city's future development. With the completion of the permit plan set and the positive outcome of the Preliminary Application Review, we are steadily advancing towards the next phase of the project.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our valued supporters for their ongoing enthusiasm and belief in the Santa Maria Expansion Project. Together, we are laying the foundation for an exciting future.

Stay tuned for more updates as we navigate the remaining permitting process and prepare for the much-anticipated groundbreaking.


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