It’s evident that the politics behind the should-we-or-shouldn’t-we question about an airport at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is going to get boiled down into sound bites.

In an effort to shed light on this massive proposal, we’ll share a Miramar airport factoid every day until we run out of interesting stuff to share. And with 2,900 pages of analysis, that could take a day or two. We kid.

Your factoid: The 3,000 acres of land the airport authority wants would cost about $180 million to acquire, according to its consultants’ analysis.

That comes to $60,000 an acre.

By comparison, land costs for a similarly sized Imperial County airport would be $5 million. That’s a paltry $1,666 per acre. Too bad it’s 100 miles away.


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