A Colorado-based, design-build, commercial real estate development firm is planning a $25 million multi-hangar redevelopment at the San Antonio International Airport.
Western LLC is expected to break ground on the 8.87-acre, seven-hangar project later this year with completion expected within 12 months, according to a press release. The property is the former Hawker Beechcraft site located off John Cape Road.
It is a built-to-suit project catering to clients in need of storage and service for personal and corporate aircraft, with office space available in some of the hangars. Western’s press release said the seven hangars range in size from 12,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet with 28-foot-tall doors.
The company said all seven hangars already have been reserved and it is starting a wait list for other potential clients.
Russ Handy, aviation director for the City of San Antonio, said that the development initiative is the largest single private corporate capital project in the history of San Antonio International Airport.
“Partnerships like this are not just good news for the San Antonio International Airport but for all of San Antonio as the economic impact will be substantial for the entire region,” he said.
Western announced plans in 2017 for similar developments at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Dallas Love Field and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The project at Hobby Airport was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. The Love Field project is scheduled to begin this fall, and the Austin project was slated to be started by 2019, “depending on demand and the permitting process.”
Western has a history of development in the aviation sector, with multiple projects completed in Colorado and elsewhere.
According to the biography of Western president Brad Henderson on the company’s website, Western has “completed more than 8 million square feet of new and renovated facilities, and fulfilled site development on thousands of acres.”
Client executive Alex Langlinais is leading the project from a new office Western has opened in San Antonio at the airport. She also is leading the company’s work in Austin and Houston.
“This is our first major project with the airport and we look forward to serving the people of San Antonio,” she said.