For decades, local officials have tried to bring businesses to the Cape May County Airport, with what could generously be called mixed results. Now, big things are happening at the sprawling complex, with more on the horizon.
Cape May County, which owns the airport and runs some of the buildings at the site, recently broke ground on a $6-million project improving roads, parking areas and one of the airport entrances. Plans call for major renovations to the Lower Township Public Safety Building at the site. It will house the county’s 911 central dispatch facility under the county Office of Emergency Management.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the airport under a long-term, $1-a-year agreement with the county, has new tenants signing leases for a new building and also sees things getting better and better there.
County plans call for the demolition of the former Everlon building next year, with the idea of eventually building a campus for high-tech companies at the site.