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The next door neighbor to McDonnell Douglas Corp., Port Columbus International Airport, is eyeing a portion of the soon-to-be vacated property for a third runway.
In addition, Columbus city officials said they might want the land and the buildings the airport doesn't want.
A portion of the McDonnell Douglas land would give the airport flexibility to grow, said Larry Hedrick, Port Columbus's executive director. "We're interested in eventually building a third runway, but it hinges on capacity."
The city could use the plant's land and buildings, which are zoned for manufacturing, to redevelop -- selling or leasing portions to businesses that would tie into …