Houses moved for runway project


Properties to be cleared to lengthen runway

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo This is one of four houses and a double-wide mobile home sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission. The Commission purchased the buildings in order to clear-cut the property they were on as part of its plans to lengthen the runway at the Union County Airport. The buildings were sold at auction and have been relocated to other parts of the county. Here one of the houses is moved along a county road to its new location.


Courtesy photo This house is transported across a bridge to its new location. The building, which was purchased at auction, is one of four houses and a double-wide mobile home sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission. The Commission purchased the buildings in order to remove they so the property they were on could be cleared to accommodate the lengthening of the Union County Airport runway.


Courtesy photo One of the house sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission recently was moved in sections to its new location. The Commission purchased four houses and a double-wide mobile home in order to move them from their old locations which will be clear-cut to accommodate the lengthening of the Union County Airport runway. The building were relocated by their new owners to their new locations within Union County.


Courtesy photo A house transported in sections from its old location near the Union County Airport sits ready to be reassembled at its new location. The house was one of four houses and one double-wide mobile home purchased and sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission as part of its plans to lengthen the Union County Airport runway.


UNION COUNTY — Four houses and one double-wide mobile home have been purchased, sold and relocated as part of the planned lengthening of the Union County Airport runway.

The houses and mobile home were located near the Union County Airport and were purchased by the Union County Airport Commission. Airport Director Ronnie Wade said that the buildings were purchased with the goal of having them moved so that the properties they were sitting on could be clear-cut in order to extend the approach to the runway. He said the extension of the approach is part of the Commission’s plans to lengthen the runway from its current length of 3,500 feet to 5,000 feet.

The planned lengthening of the runway will enable the airport to accommodate corporate jets which must now land in Spartanburg County. The ability to accommodate corporate jets is seen by local officials as an economic development tool which will make the county more attractive to industrial prospects who often fly personnel into the communities they are considering locating in.

Wade said the lengthening of the runway is projected to cost from $10 million to $13 million and will be done in phases. He said he and other airport personnel are in the process of revising the airport’s layout plan which is 20 years old. The revising of the layout plan is part of the process of getting federal approval of the runway expansion. That approval will mean that the federal government will pay 90 percent of the cost of the runway project with the rest divided between the state and the county.

In addition to moving the county another step closer to making the runway project a reality, Wade said the relocation of the houses and the mobile home is proving a further benefit to the county. He said that the new owners have located the buildings to new locations within the county, returning them to the county tax rolls in the process.

Courtesy photo This is one of four houses and a double-wide mobile home sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission. The Commission purchased the buildings in order to clear-cut the property they were on as part of its plans to lengthen the runway at the Union County Airport. The buildings were sold at auction and have been relocated to other parts of the county. Here one of the houses is moved along a county road to its new location.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_1448.jpgCourtesy photo This is one of four houses and a double-wide mobile home sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission. The Commission purchased the buildings in order to clear-cut the property they were on as part of its plans to lengthen the runway at the Union County Airport. The buildings were sold at auction and have been relocated to other parts of the county. Here one of the houses is moved along a county road to its new location.

Courtesy photo This house is transported across a bridge to its new location. The building, which was purchased at auction, is one of four houses and a double-wide mobile home sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission. The Commission purchased the buildings in order to remove they so the property they were on could be cleared to accommodate the lengthening of the Union County Airport runway.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_1482.jpgCourtesy photo This house is transported across a bridge to its new location. The building, which was purchased at auction, is one of four houses and a double-wide mobile home sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission. The Commission purchased the buildings in order to remove they so the property they were on could be cleared to accommodate the lengthening of the Union County Airport runway.

Courtesy photo One of the house sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission recently was moved in sections to its new location. The Commission purchased four houses and a double-wide mobile home in order to move them from their old locations which will be clear-cut to accommodate the lengthening of the Union County Airport runway. The building were relocated by their new owners to their new locations within Union County.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_1486.jpgCourtesy photo One of the house sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission recently was moved in sections to its new location. The Commission purchased four houses and a double-wide mobile home in order to move them from their old locations which will be clear-cut to accommodate the lengthening of the Union County Airport runway. The building were relocated by their new owners to their new locations within Union County.

Courtesy photo A house transported in sections from its old location near the Union County Airport sits ready to be reassembled at its new location. The house was one of four houses and one double-wide mobile home purchased and sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission as part of its plans to lengthen the Union County Airport runway.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_1496.jpgCourtesy photo A house transported in sections from its old location near the Union County Airport sits ready to be reassembled at its new location. The house was one of four houses and one double-wide mobile home purchased and sold at auction by the Union County Airport Commission as part of its plans to lengthen the Union County Airport runway.
Properties to be cleared to lengthen runway

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

comments powered by Disqus