WEEK 2:  August 24-28, 2015  Today the surveyors began staking a ditch that will be dug out and become the water management system on the site. The water on the site will drain into the ditch, be directed to a holding detention pond and eventually to the main ditch that will carry the water […]


WEEK 1:  August 18-21, 2015 marked the first construction phase of the West Michigan Regional Airport’s new Business Center and Aircraft Apron project. “This is the long-awaited project that will enhance this airport’s position as the primary access hub for economic global activity for this area,” said Greg Robinson, Airport Manager. “The West Michigan […]

New Airport Business Center Project About to Begin

On Monday, July 13, 2015, the West Michigan Airport Authority Board approved the low bids for construction of the new Airport Business Center and the new aircraft apron. The Board approved a building construction cost of $1.93 million (CL Construction) and the apron and associated site work construction cost of $2.89 million (Millbocker & […]

WMRA Request for Terminal Building Bids

May 8, 2015 — The West Michigan Airport Authority will receive sealed bids for a Midfield Terminal Building until June 3, 2015 at 10 AM EDT at which time the bids will be opened and read publicly at Holland City Hall, 1st floor City Council Chambers, 270 South River Ave., Holland, MI 49423.

For full […]

Late Summer Groundbreaking Planned

March 10, 2015 – Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel After several years of fundraising and planning, the West Michigan Regional Airport Business Center is down to the details.

“We’re down to choosing paint colors and tile,” West Michigan Airport Authority Manager Greg Robinson said during an authority meeting Monday afternoon, March 9.

That includes an easy-to-wash “skin” […]

WMRA Business Center Takes Shape

December 2014 – Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel   A welcome center in the works for years could be built this year at the West Michigan Regional Airport.

“We went through a pretty extensive visioning process with the building committee and the rest of the team,” said Thom Dunckaert with design firm Progressive AE, who presented the […]

Airport Inching Toward New Business Center

November 2014 – Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel   Approval of the design contract for a new $2.6 million apron is the next piece of the puzzle for the West Michigan Regional Airport’s new business center. The contract includes survey work, drainage designs, construction drawings, assistance with the bidding process and environmental considerations.

Already, the winning bidder […]

Airport Evolves After Starting as a Grass-Strip Runway

October 2014 – By Annette Manwell,  The West Michigan Regional Airport, once the Tulip City Airport, has evolved from a private grass-strip runway next to a barn in the 1940s, to the busy, growing airport it is today.

In 2016, it could look different still. Earlier this month the West Michigan Airport Authority approved […]

WMAA Land Purchase Approved

October 2014 – By Annette.Manwell,  The West Michigan Regional Airport Business Center has inched one step closer to coming to fruition. The $500,000 purchase of 15.41 acres — where the facility will be built — was approved Monday by the West Michigan Airport Authority. The land is owned by Johnson Controls Inc. and […]

Airport Business Center Update

Fiscal years 2014 and 2015 are planned for projects relating to the new Airport Business Center. A variety of steps are being taken to construct the new Airport Business Center and apron area. The State of Michigan has allocated funds for property acquisition, design work, infrastructure construction, a new apron and for a portion […]