Coeur d’Alene Airport, in Hayden, is expanding with two new aircraft storage facilities, says airport director Phil Cummings.
Kootenai County, which owns the land and operates the airport, has agreed to the development and lease of an 18-unit aircraft hangar and a 7-unit hangar, says Cummings.
The larger facility is a 22,000-square-foot hangar, located south of the airfield, according to a 25-year lease agreement on file in the county.
The 18-unit hangar development has an estimated construction value of $1 million to $2.4 million, permit records show.
Coeur d’Alene-based Big Creek Land Co. is listed on the permit application as the general contractor.
Developers Clifford Mort and Thomas Mort are registered agents of Big Creek Land Co., according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s website. Their affiliated company, T-Hangars Hayden LLC, of Coeur d’Alene, has agreed to develop and lease about 51,000 square feet of land and related improvements including vehicle parking areas for commercial aircraft storage, maintenance, and refueling of aircraft owned or operated by T-Hangars or its affiliates, according to the lease agreement.
Cummings says the hangar developments can’t rise fast enough to meet strong demand at the North Idaho airport.
“The Airport is out of leasable hangar space,” he says, and 30 individuals are on a waitlist for such space.
Design plans for the 18-unit hangar call for the construction of a metal-sided, T-style airplane shelter located on a portion of a 10-acre parcel of land at the south end of the Coeur d’Alene Airport-Pappy Boyington Field, at 2252 W. Miles, in Hayden.
Construction is expected to begin by early August and wrap up in the fall, says Cummings.
Harvard, Illinois-based Erect-A-Tube Inc. designed the 18-unit hangar, and Great Falls, Montana-based TD&H Engineering, which has a Spokane office, is providing engineering services, according to permit data.
Details of the 7-unit airplane hangar are unavailable at this time, says Cummings.
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