BOERNE, Texas – Threshold Ranch Airpark announced the availability of a limited number of residential lots with adjacent taxiways on Boerne Stage Airfield. Threshold Ranch combines the amenities of suburban living with airpark lifestyle and convenience. Located in northwest San Antonio, and near the Texas Hill Country town of Boerne, the development offers aircraft owners and pilots access to activities nearby and across the country.
Pontiac Airpark (PAP) is searching to find a buyer for a 80-acres farm located immediately North of the 85 acres recently acquired by PAP. The farm includes a three-story cement block house built in 1914, a hangar and a stable. The owner of the 8-acres could develop an equestrian facility for the residents of PAP and for any other interested people. This 80-acres could be part of the bigger project including the airport, the seaplane base and … (more to come).
Bernhard Rouschal sent me an email to announce that an English version of the website for Muritz Airpark is now online. Bernhard notes this is Germany’s first residential airpark, and lots will be on sale in two months. Best of luck Bernhard. Keep us posted on progress.
Phuket Airpark, located in the Thailand, is in development. From a story in the Property Report, “Plane-owners will be able to park their aircraft in private mini-hangars attached to their villas at the development, which is the brainchild of Thai businessman Suchard Raksangob.” Read the rest of the story here.
A story from The Northern Star (New South Wales, Australia) shows there is interest in the airpark lifestyle far beyond the U.S. The Evans Head Aerodrome has an airpark component as well as “a military aviation museum, a boutique motel and convention centre, a 70-lot residential airpark precinct, commercial aviation facilities including 14 aircraft maintenance and support hangers, a wetland conservation area and camping facilities.” Thanks to Jens Torell for sharing this news.
The Troy Airpark residential airpark in Troy, MO, just completed a rebuild of its runway. It is now 2,200 feet long and 25 feet wide with a parallel 50-foot turf strip immediately north of the asphalt.
KearneyHub.com reported on Friday, January 21 that the Buffalo County (Nebraska) Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a new hangar at Onion Crest Airport. The hangar would be owned by Chris Hilliard to house his two ag aircraft and associated offices and chemicals. The process was not without dissent from neighbors who fear dramatic growth at the airport. There was a failed attempt in 2009, to develop an airpark at the airport. From the story:
“In June 2009, the supervisors denied a request for a special-use permit from [Mark] Meyer that would have allowed construction of 16 houses with private airplane hangars at the airstrip — an $8 million project.”
The Wichita (Kansas) Business Journal reported Friday, January 21 that local auto dealer Les Eck had purchased Riverside Airport at auction. Eck plans include, “general airport improvements and surrounding residential and commercial development.” Read more: Eck’s airport plan taking shape | Wichita Business Journal