The Sugar Land Regional Airport will soon open a new feature, while airport officials are determining future uses for the airport's unused land.

Construction will be completed this spring on the airport’s new community hangar, and construction began in December on the final phase of the new parallel taxiway. The taxiway and hangar project costs $40.9 million.

Work on the hangar portion of the project began in January 2021, and a ribbon-cutting for the new hangar will be held in April, said Elizabeth Rosenbaum, director of aviation at the Sugar Land Regional Airport.

“The hangar is going to be something really exciting—something you don’t see a hangar usually look like,” she said. “It emulates our terminal building; it’s going to stand out and be a beautiful facility.”

The parallel taxiway project, which has been in the works for more than 10 years, was split into four phases. Construction on the fourth and final phase will wrap up in spring 2024, Rosenbaum said.

Meanwhile, airport officials are still determining the use of five tracts of land at the airport, which Rosenbaum said she hopes can be used for commercial developments to help diversify airport revenues to fund future development on the airfield. The five tracts total about 18.24 acres of land, Community Impact previously reported.

The airport released a survey in early December to airport customers and tenants then to Sugar Land residents and businesses via social media for two weeks in January to gain insight on what residents would like to see come of the sites. There were over 200 responses, Rosenbaum said.

“With the survey, we were hoping to determine what the residents would like to see in this area of Sugar Land and what they felt would improve their life,” she said. “I wanted to see what’re we missing. What would they like to see, what would they like to add?”