The Davenport Municipal Airport is now an airport without a terminal, but that’s about to change. The old terminal has been leveled but work is under way on a new combination 8,000 square foot terminal and 20,000 square foot hangar.

A ceremonial ground-breaking ceremony took place yesterday. Carver Aero operates the airport and needs more space. It’s picking up the project tab of up to 4 million bucks. It will be Carver’s fifth building on the city-owned property.

Work on the new facility should be done this fall. Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba says the Davenport Municipal Airport has been neglected for a long time. But he says it soon will become a gateway for development in Davenport.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport