JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $55.9 contract Sept. 27 to Korte Construction Company out of St. Louis, Missouri, for design and construction of a new Navy Gateway Inn and Suites (NGIS) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Florida.
“We are very excited about what we’ve been calling ‘Fly Navy 2,’” said NAS Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Sohaney. "Having new space away from our flight paths and high noise areas to house our transient personnel will greatly help the mission as we train year-round here in Key West."
This project provides for the design and construction of a new NGIS with at least 244 rooms. The new facility will be located at Trumbo Point and will also demolish four buildings located on Boca Chica Field, near the main NAS Key West airfield.
The new NGIS facility will accommodate transient personnel associated with year-round training operations and will serve as a satellite facility for the adjacent NGIS “Fly Navy” lodging facility.
The contract also has options, if exercised, which would add 134 rooms and provide for furniture, fixtures and equipment and bring the contract award total to $76.3 million.
The work is expected to be completed by January 2022.