Warwick city leaders dropped a federal lawsuit Thursday against a 165-million dollar improvement project, clearing the way for the multi-million dollar improvements to T. F. Green airport.
With the lawsuit now dead, construction is likely to start this spring. Bringing with it the promise of jobs and economic development.
Exactly how many jobs and how much growth though is uncertain.
Estimates by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce puts the number of jobs between700 and 1300 during the construction phase of the project which is slated to last through 2020.
The chamber also says that the city is likely to take in an additional 130-million dollars in revenue from the project.
The numbers are ones that seem to match up with what city officials have heard.
"That's the number that we're hearing that's the estimate, correct." said Warwick City Councilwoman Camille Vella-Wilkinson.
The airport is likely to acquire around 100-homes and businesses surrounding it, as part of the project.
City officials say that the timetable for those properties being taken over, should be known, by this fall.
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