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AUTHOR Joe Petrie

FBO:

The Braniff Centre
f Location: Tac Air, Dallas Love Field (DAL)
f Project: Braniff Centre Restoration
f Cost: $100 Million
f Completion: August
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 ey Participants: Blue Star Land, Lincoln
Property Co., Burns & McDonnell, The
Gravity Company
The Braniff Centre reconstruction was executed as a historic
restoration of the original Braniff Airlines Operations and
Maintenance Base. The $100 million master-plan expansion
transformed an aviation icon to a modern general aviation
facility over a 19-month time frame, now serving the aviation
and local community in one reinvented destination at Dallas
Love Field (DAL).
"TAC Air - DAL at the Braniff Centre was a long sought after
project by TAC - The Arnold Companies to find a home on
Dallas Love Field and have a presence in our home market. The
location of the original Braniff International Airways Operations
and Maintenance Base provided an ideal location on the east
side of the field at Lovers Lane and Lemmon Avenue, offering a
way to make the facility more than just another row of hangars
lining the street," said Joe Gibney, chief operating officer, TAC
Air. "As a key location on the neighborhood street, the retail
opportunities combined with the aviation impact, made the
project special. Working with the Texas Historical Commission
to honor the site of Braniff Headquarters and the architecture
of the mid-century that helped define the city of Dallas made
it more special."
The expansion and redevelopment led by TAC Air was made
possible with the commitment of the city of Dallas. As Dallas
Love Field is reborn through ongoing development projects,
the Braniff Centre restoration and expansion restored a portion
of the airfield to the early spirit of aviation and the modern
jet-setter lifestyle as defined by Braniff International Airways
in the late 1950s.
"Dallas Love Field is the second largest general aviation
airport in the country, which made this a prime real estate
opportunity," said Casey Park, director of investments for TAC
- The Arnold Companies. "We knew the Braniff Centre was
a project TAC Air wanted to bring to life. With our partners

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including the Dallas Cowboys, Blue Star Land, a Jones Family
company; Lincoln Property company and the support from
Randall Reid and the Planet Lincoln auto dealership, 7701
Lemmon Avenue is once again the center of aviation on the
east side of Love Field,"
The building was transformed into more than 200,000
square feet of high-quality hangar space and prime aviation
support services.
Park said the specific site plan presented a unique opportunity
to recreate a space with an aviation history. It sat vacant for many
years and required extensive rehabilitation from its glory days
to compliant building codes of the 21st century.
"The opportunity seen by TAC Air was to provide the
nation's first mixed-use facility that combines retail - restaurant
and storefront - office space, a car dealership and an FBO - all
in one site," he said.
TAC worked in partnership with the Texas Historical
Commission to protect the integrity of the architecture. It



Airport Business - June-July 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business - June-July 2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Guru
Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Put Out Fires
Projects of the Year
Product Focus
Fueling Directory
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 1
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 2
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 3
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 4
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 5
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 7
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Industry Update
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 9
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 10
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 11
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 13
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Airport Guru
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 15
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 17
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Put Out Fires
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Projects of the Year
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Fueling Directory
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