The Helena Regional Airport Authority has a number of land parcels that have been subdivided and zoned for commercial development. The property along Washington Street and portions of Custer Avenue have been zoned “B-2” allowing for a variety of commercial uses. The Airport Authority, however, has developed policies to restrict some types of B-2 approved developments, such as any business that derives its primary income from the sale of alcohol or gaming activities, and office buildings larger than 10,000 square feet without additional approval considerations. A plot plan of the Washington Street area can be acquired by emailing Jeff Wadekamper, Airport Director, or by calling 406-442-2821.
The Airport Authority also has property on the south side of the Airport that has been pre-zoned for Commercial Light Industrial (CLM) use and would be available for development once that property is annexed into the City of Helena. The Helena Regional Airport Authority is interested only in leasing these sites and does not have any property that would be offered for sale.
Costco, Lee Enterprises, Boeing-Helena, Pioneer Aerostructures and other local businesses are located on property leased from the Helena Regional Airport Authority.