Buildings are beginning to rise out of the landscape at the Sioux County Regional Airport site.
Members of the Sioux County Regional Airport board recently met at the airport location, where the terminal building and the adjacent hangar are taking shape.
Board chairman Harold Schiebout said, “It is exciting to see how Sioux Center, Orange City and Sioux County’s cooperative efforts are coming to fruit on a project that will impact and support economic development in the region.”
The airport will serve the two cities and the county and is slated to see its first flights in later 2018.
The south half of the runway is paved, and paving is set to begin on the northern half this fall or in spring 2018.
Several buildings, both public and private, are in progress or on the drawing board to house planes on site.
The regional airport is being constructed just southeast of the intersection of Highways 10 and 75.
Board members include:
Sioux County representatives Mark Sybesma and Al Bloemendaal, Orange City representatives City Administrator Duane Feekes and Daryl Beltman, and Sioux Center representatives Schiebout and City Manager Scott Wynja.