The Philadelphia International Airport has its eyes on International Plaza, a 27-acre parcel.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced the legislation, calling for the city to buy the office buildings and the 27 acres and lease them to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development.
Officials said the buildings could be demolished to make room for some combination of new facilities for the airport and possibly for United Parcel Service.
"If you had asked me 20 years ago, does it make sense for the airport to acquire International Plaza, my answer would be the same as it is today: absolutely," said James Tyrrell, deputy Philadelphia aviation director of property and business development.
Associated Press via Lancaster Online
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