Le Roy Airport owner Ray Detor plans to improve and upgrade the facility by early next year.
LE ROY — The owner of Le Roy Airport plans to improve and upgrade the facility either later this year or early in 2016.
Ray Detor said the main 9,800-square-foot building on the 83-acre site will be either rehabilitated or replaced as part of the $670,000 project.
“Because the building as it stands right now is not very useful,” Detor said.
Detor said he wants the design finalized as soon as possible.
“We’re moving toward the end of the construction season,” he said.
The airport’s original hangars and offices were built in the 1950s. The new structure will house hangars, offices and a flight school.
A state grant will cover 89 percent of the project cost, the airport the remaining $73,700. State funds will come from New York’s capital grant program for the transportation industry.
The Genesee County Legislature has endorsed the project. County approval was a requirement for Detor to receive the state grant.
Le Roy Airport is a private, general aviation facility that is open to the public. Its 3,855-foot runway handles aircraft such as corporate jets, and single-, twin- and four-seater planes.
It has hangar space for 25 aircraft. The upgrade will create room for another 10 planes.
The facility also functions as an overflow location and emergency landing site for general aviation aircraft at Rochester International Airport.
Detor has owned the airport for 21 years. Past projects he’s completed at the facility include extension of the runway, construction of a taxiway and 15 new T-hangars, addition of security cameras and drainage work.