WOODS CROSS—New things are happening in the city and in the coming months residents will see some additions to areas around town.
Developers JZW Architects came before the Woods Cross Planning Commission at last week’s meeting to request conditional use permits for a proposed 12-unit aircraft hangar project and industrial building at Skypark Airport.
“They’ll be individually owned airplane hangars with a privacy gate and direct access to the runway,” said Robert Drinkall project manager JZW Architects. “We’ll be offering the hangars as a shell with insulation and heating then the owner or potential buyer can customize it with restrooms and a mezzanine storage area.”
Drinkall said the owners share common access and contribute to upkeep such as trash collection, etc. “It’s designed for people to own the dirt and the building that’s on it,” he said. “We recognize there’s interest in general aviation, especially at Skypark. As developers we know people want ownership to protect their investment. We want to provide that.”
If everything falls into place, the project should get underway in late spring said Drinkall. “We expect the first phase of occupancy in July and completion in September. Skypark is a great little airport.”
In addition to Skypark, a proposed auto sales and maintenance business is negotiating the purchase of property at 2476 S. 1250 West for Auto Boss.
“I’ve had a dealership for 19 years but we’ve outgrown our space,” said Co-owner Blake Hart. “Anymore in today’s day and age it’s all on the Internet. People list their cars and customers come by to test-drive it. We saw some potential in the buildings that were already there that would give us room to expand if we want. We can have a shop there too which we’ve never had to do light mechanical and detailing.”
The dealership will sell used cars and take trade-ins, Hart said. They’re currently on 500 West in Bountiful. “Prior to that we were in Layton for several years but we wanted to get closer to Salt Lake and step up our inventory.”
Hart said the previous tenant left the property in a bit of a mess. “It was dotted with stuff that I didn’t even know what it was,” he said. “He’s cleaned it up and agreed to do what is necessary for inspections. The building isn’t in bad shape but we’ll do some renovations. We’re not adding any extra buildings, we’ll just make it so it’s more inviting.”
Auto Boss won’t offer mechanical work except on its own vehicles, he said. “We’ll have cars that are ready for sale.”
There are still permits, etc. pending for both projects but Hart said, “Things are looking good.”