The following information has been compiled to guide you through the planning and cost estimating process of building an aircraft hangar. We hope it will answer many of your questions.
BUILDING A HANGAR AT THE AIRPORT
In order to build a hangar at the Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport, you will need to select a building site and enter into a land lease with the City of Myrtle Creek.
ENTERING INTO A LAND LEASE
The first step in the process is to meet with the Airport Manager. The Airport Manager can identify what land areas are available for development and go over the land lease and construction processes. Once you determine whichsite you wish to lease, you can submit a Lease Agreement and complete a Planning Clearance Worksheet. The Lease Agreement can be picked up at the City Hall. The Planning Clearance Worksheet requires an appointment with the City Planner who will assist you in filling out and submitting the worksheet for building permits. Following the approval of the Planning Clearance Worksheet you will need to get the appropriate building/construction permits through Douglas County Building Department.
LAND LEASE TERM
The land lease term at the Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport is 20 years with an option to renew.
OBTAINING A BUILDING PERMIT
A building permit shall be required to be issued prior to beginning the construction of a hangar. To submit an application for a building permit the applicant must present an approved Planning Clearance Worksheet, and fill out a building permit application. The completed application form, approved ‘work sheet’ and two sets of construction plans, if required by the Building Department, may then be submitted for review by the Building Department. The maximum review time for a projects initial review is ten working days. The time frame to actually issue the permit might be longer due to delays in receiving required revisions to the construction plans or approvals from other interested agencies such as the On Site Construction permits are required for work that is regulated by the Oregon Building Code which would include the disciplines of building (structural), mechanical, plumbing, fire and life safety (commercial) and electrical (State administered program).
HANGAR SETBACKS AND HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
All hangar construction must conform to setback requirements. The Federal Aviation Administration enforces specific setbacks from runway and taxiways as well as height restrictions at public airports. These setbacks and height restrictions will be conformed to.
APRON ACCESS CONSTRUCTION
The builder will construct the apron area between the full length of the hangar door and extending out to the taxiway or lane.
ELECTRICAL AND TELEPHONE SERVICE
New construction may require installation of electrical or telephone service lines. You will be responsible for the entire cost of installation of these services. All new electrical and telephone lines will be placed underground.
Land lease rates are applicable to the current Handbook of Fees and Charges. The developmental rate will be multiplied by the square foot per year, for the initial twenty-year lease period. Any additional land that maybe required for exclusive use will be calculated in the same way.
Hangar sites are defined as being the outside footprint of the hangar. The minimum is 1,600 square feet which is a site for a 40’ x 40’ hangar.
BASIC DESIGN STANDARDS
Hangar must comply with local building codes and be similar in design and color to current airport specifications for hangars.
- Siding must be metal clad and uniform in color
- Hangar door is required, and must not extend 10 feet beyond exterior walls and not more than 14 feet above ground level in an open.
- All hangars to be fully enclosed, permanent type construction portable hangers are not permitted.
- Personnel door is permitted.
- Roof must be metal clad and non-reflective
- Standard hangar depth is 40 feet. Some areas may permit a variation of that depth; always get a City, County and FAA site approval before ordering any hangar kits or materials.
Lessee is responsible for drainage around hangar site. Gutters are not required, but if installed, must be drain away from hangars.
Fire protection for each hangar will be required. The level of fire protection for aircraft hangars is based on the assessed risk such as occupancy, multiple or single aircraft.
RUNNING A BUSINESS FROM YOUR HANGAR
If you plan on conducting a business from your hangar, be sure to inform the Airport Manager. You will have to enter into a Commercial Lease with the City. Be aware that business usage of your hangar may change its occupancy code and should be addressed with the City’s Planning Department. You will also need to obtain a business license from the City.
Again, only aviation-related businesses are allowed on airport property.
The FAA must conduct an airspace study for any new development proposed on the airport. This prevents any encroachment from buildings into FAR Part 77 imaginary surfaces which may impact future airport operations. To start this process, the applicant must file a Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, with the FAA. The Airport Manager can assist with the completion and submission of this form. It will take the FAA at least 60 days to conduct the study, so the applicant is urged to submit the Form 7460-1 early in the process so construction is not held up. Construction cannot begin without an approved airspace study, which must be submitted to the Airport Manager.
At this time, only electrical utilities are available at the Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport. The tenant bears the expense of extending utilities to their parcel and tying in to existing lines. Utilities are closer to some development sites than they are to others. The Airport Manager can assist you in determining where utilities are located in relation to your parcel.
Hangar Lessee’s are to use the City supplied public restrooms.
All privately-owned hangars at the airport are subject to personal property taxes as per the Douglas County Tax Assessor. The land the hangar sits on is not taxed. For more information contact:
Douglas County Assessor's Office
County Court House Rm206
1036 SE Douglas
Roseburg, OR 97470
Office Hours 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
PURCHASING A PREEXISTING HANGAR
If you buy a privately-owned hangar that is already at the airport, the seller will need to write a letter to the Airport Manager stating their intention to sell to you and requesting the assignment of their lease to you.
SELLING A HANGAR
If you wish to sell your hangar, you must assign your lease to the hangar buyer, which requires City approval.
You may sub-lease your hangar with the Airport Manager’s written permission. However, your tenant must comply with all applicable codes and regulations. Unlike assignment, sublease does not release you from your obligations as an airport tenant.
- Submit Lease Application to Airport Manager – determine size and location
- Execute land lease
- Contact City of Myrtle Creek Planning Department – Planning Clearance Worksheet including building and site plans
- Complete and Submit FAA Form 7460-1
- Obtain Building Permit from Douglas County
- Contact Pacific Power for Electrical service if applicable
- Contact Frontier for Telephone service if applicable
- Obtain airspace study approval letter from FAA/provide copy to Airport Manager
- Contact Airport Manager to set up safety training for all contractors working on hangar
The above checklist is to serve as a guide and by no means intended to be a complete list of required items.