Progress at the Houston Spaceport is moving forward, and city, education and industry leaders expect the development to make several significant strides throughout the year.
By the end of 2020, officials said Phase 1 of the spaceport will be filled with roads, water pipes and electrical lines; a major tenant in the middle of construction; and students learning about the future of aerospace.
Crews are in the process of developing Phase 1 of the spaceport, which exists as hundreds of acres of open land in the southern part of Ellington Airport, which includes private hangers and military presence.
Phase 1, which costs $18.8 million, includes 3 miles of roads and other infrastructure city officials will use to entice aerospace companies to locate in the spaceport, Ellington Airport General Manager Arturo Machuca said.
“It’s about creating the neighborhood, the foundation to allow for companies to come here and do their business,” Machuca said.