EVART \u2014 The Evart Municipal Airport will soon have a new terminal building. It\u2019s been talked about for years. The structure has been planned and re-planned. Designs have grown, shrunk, and morphed. Start. Stop. Start. And stop again. Big plans. Humble beginnings. And now ...plans for a groundbreaking. \u201cWe expect there will actually be a groundbreaking for work in early April,\u201d reported Melora Theunick, director of the Evart Local Finance Development Authority. The LDFA had ramrodded much of the planning for years, with Evart\u2019s City Council and administrative team taking over the process in recent months. \u201cThere isn\u2019t a date set, but work will be starting soon,\u201d she continued. \u201cWe need to get this project going or we stand to lose money that is earmarked for this construction by MDOT aeronautics.\u201d The terminal will be a bit scaled down from \u2018once-upon-a-time\u2019 plans. \u201cWhatever the case, this will be a very pleasant gateway to our city for those arriving by air,\u201d Theunick said. The building will be 1,800 square feet and will include a lobby area, bathroom facilities, entrances from city-side and tarmac area, an office-administrative area, (housing log books and weather station needs), a pilot rest area, and a conference room with a kitchenette attached. The terminal will be located just off the end of the road that runs in front of Chippewa Plastics - just south of U.S. 10. The present airport building, located along U.S. 10 across from Chemical Bank, will remain in place until a determination is made as to potential use in the future. \u201cIt probably won\u2019t be destroyed or removed at this point,\u201d said Theunick. \u201cThere is a functioning bathroom in that building and it could be put to some productive use.\u201d The local share of the approximately $550,000 construction project expense is expected to cost some $11,000. The city will be \u201ccost sharing\u201d with the LDFA to cover that $11,000 sum. \u201cIf we don\u2019t move forward with construction plans, we will need to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been collecting over the years specifically for this project,\u201d noted Theunick. \u201cThis is something that has been discussed and planned for many, many years. \u201cIt\u2019s good to see we are finally getting going.\u201d There will be a pre-construction meeting on March 15. Construction is expected to last through the end of July, early August.