Arizona’s Falcon Field (FFZ) will be receiving a massive development project that will add more than 350,000 sq ft of hangar space, plus an additional 40,000 sq ft of office space on the west side of the airport, along North Greenfield Road.
The $50 million, privately-funded project known as Mesa Hangars broke ground last month, with an eye toward completion in mid-2021. Randy Hansen, who manages the company, noted the near-unavailability of hangar space for larger private aircraft at FFZ, as well as tightening conditions at nearby Scottsdale Airport.
The complex at Mesa will consist of six solar-powered energy-efficient buildings that will incorporate 50 individual well-insulated, climate-controlled hangar bays from 3,900 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft with door heights ranging from 22 feet to 28 feet to accommodate the largest business jets.
Leading Edge Real Estate is the leasing broker, while Wasatch Commercial Management of Logan, Utah, will be handling the property management. The developer is still able to make tenant-requested changes to the hangars, office, and/or mezzanine spaces.
FFZ, which sees approximately 800 operations a day, is home to nearly 800 aircraft ranging from business jets to rotorcraft to vintage warbirds. “The new hangars are going to open our airport to a much wider variety and size of aircraft,” said Lynn Spencer, the airport’s economic development project manager.