Van Nuys Airport Breaks Ground on New Propeller Park
On June 23, aviation enthusiasts, government officials, LAWA Executive Directors, and the Van Nuys Propeller Aircraft Association attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the propeller park (already affectionately shortened to “The Park”). The Park is a $21-million, 30-acre propeller aircraft facility which will consolidate piston-driven planes and businesses into a full-service aviation community at Van Nuys Airport. It’s a game-changer that will bring new businesses and increased revenue to the community.
The Park is taking over the Air National Guard site. Construction will be completed in phases.
Phase 1 will continue through March 31, 2015 and will include:
• The relocation of more than 70 existing hangars
• Building accommodations for 24 new hangars
• Street improvements along Balboa.
The Park’s target completion date is December 31, 2018, and amenities will include:
• A new terminal
• Maintenance services
• Flight school
• Space for historic aircraft
• A restaurant
• A self-service fuel station
• Aircraft wash rack.
At the ceremony, Councilwomen Nury Martinez said, “The airport is an important part of the Van Nuys and Valley family. By continuing to create middle class jobs both inside and outside of the airport, it remains an important component to our local economic revitalization and is a testament to what we can develop locally.”
Propellor Park is being built by Pacoima-based developer Pacific Aviation. For more information, please visit www.theparkvny.com.