Hawthorne airport

California Airports

Hawthorne Gets It – Santa Monica Has No Clue

December 2007
Two airports heading in different directions
Santa Monica’s facility meets resistance to expansion, but Hawthorne’s finds the neighbors welcoming.
By  While Santa Monica seeks to banish fast corporate jets from its much-contested airport, Hawthorne has rolled out a new asphalt carpet for them and other private planes. Hawthorne Municipal Airport, a.k.a. Jack Northrop Field, has just completed a $5.5-million resurfacing of its runway, part of a $25-million renovation intended to entice new air traffic and add momentum to the revitalization of the east side of the 90,000-population municipality.

California Airports

Hawthorne Gets It – Santa Monica Has No Clue

December 2007
Two airports heading in different directions
Santa Monica’s facility meets resistance to expansion, but Hawthorne’s finds the neighbors welcoming.
By  While Santa Monica seeks to banish fast corporate jets from its much-contested airport, Hawthorne has rolled out a new asphalt carpet for them and other private planes. Hawthorne Municipal Airport, a.k.a. Jack Northrop Field, has just completed a $5.5-million resurfacing of its runway, part of a $25-million renovation intended to entice new air traffic and add momentum to the revitalization of the east side of the 90,000-population municipality.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Hawthorne – No Surprise – City Council Votes Pro-Housing

Vote signs off despite regulators’ concerns that proposed 176-house neighborhood and store will be too close to city’s airport.
By Doug Irving
STAFF WRITER

Hawthorne signed off this week on plans to build an entirely new neighborhood of high-end homes alongside the municipal airport, waving off concerns that runways and residents don’t mix. The homes and a new Target megastore will replace an abandoned research center just east of the airport’s runway, almost under the flight path of arriving planes. City leaders have praised the project as a way to bring new homeowners into the city and to recycle a patch of blighted land.