Bids will be advertised Monday for construction of two office buildings at 2465 S. Second East, former site of Madison Elementary School, one of which will be occupied by Morris/Ask Mr. Foster Travel and Morris Air Service.
The bids will be advertised by officials of the Boyer Co., which will own the buildings. Each building will contain 60,000 square feet of space. Lynn Summerhays of the Boyer Co. said a contract will be awarded later this month and construction will begin in July with completion scheduled for April or May 1989.Although bids haven't been advertised, ground has been broken in a ceremony attended by South Salt Lake Mayor Jim Davis and officials of the travel agency and the Boyer Co.
The travel agency currently occupies portions of three buildings at 361 W. Lawndale Drive with nearly 200 employees in the corporate headquarters office. Rick Frendt, travel agency president, said the company has outgrown its present space and that is prompting the move to the proposed new building.
He said the proximity of the new building to I-80 will be a convenience to travel agency customers.
In conjunction with the ground-breaking ceremony, Davis dedicated the newly landscaped portion of the I-80 interchange as "Pony Expressway" in honor of the Pony Express station once located on the site of the old school. A new monument to the Pony Express Trail also was unveiled during the ceremony.