A Colorado airpark is on the market for $4.1 million, and one prospective buyer wants to turn it into a community for private plane owners — take a look – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

A Colorado airpark is on the market for $4.1 million, and one prospective buyer wants to turn it into a community for private plane owners — take a look

A house, hangar, and observation tower on the $4.1 million property.

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Platte Valley Airpark, 45 minutes north of Denver, has been privately owned since the 1960s. 
Two runways, a large hangar, and a radio frequency are included in the $4.1 million purchase price.
The 226-acre property also comes with a house, and could be used residentially or commercially.

For buyers with sky-high dreams, a one-of-a-kind, $4.1 million airport hit the market near Fort Lupton, Colorado.
The observation tower.

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Built in the 1960s, the original owner envisioned the estate as an amusement park, listing agent Josh Jackson told Insider.
The property at sunset.

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But since the 1990s, a dozen investors have operated the airpark as an “accessible hub for aviators of all passions,” said Jackson, where pilots could store their vehicles for $250 a month.
An aerial view of Platte Valley Airpark.

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Now, the sprawling property, located about 45 minutes north of Denver, is whipping up the imaginations of potential buyers.
A runway on the property.

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Spanning 226 acres, the property comes with a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house and a three-story observation tower.
A plane.

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It has enough hangars to store 78 aircraft and the property is also being sold with its own radio frequency.
A hangar.

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Jackson said some buyers are envisioning the site’s business development opportunities.
A hangar.

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The space could operate as a flight school or an entirely new airpark, with the potential for restaurants and other ventures.
Inside a hangar.

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Or it could simply offer storage space that Jackson said is greatly in-demand for pilots.
A storage space.

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One potential buyer has expressed interest in the airpark’s ability to house his antique car collection.
A gas station on the property.

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The two-bedroom home on the property has been rented over the years and could be used by an airpark manager or an aviation enthusiast.
The on-site home.

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Jackson said one group has expressed interest in converting the property into a “fly-in, fly-out” community, which would require building many homes on the property.
A hangar.

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Owners would keep their planes in garages like cars. “Instead of driving down your street to the grocery store, you taxi down the street in your airplane,” Jackson explained.
A hangar.

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But Jackson said the plan would require “heavy-duty” work with the county. It’s currently unincorporated, meaning it doesn’t have a municipal government.
An on-site office.

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Jackson said his favorite space on the property is the top sky deck of the three-story observation tower.
Inside the observation tower.

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“It’s so cool to sit back and see the Rockies, the wide-open plains, and watch the planes coming and going,” he told Insider.
Inside the observation tower.

Travis Woolford for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The entire tower maintains a casual, retro feel that harkens back to the property’s 1960s roots.
A staircase in the observation tower.

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Currently, the property’s runways are better suited to smaller aircraft.
An office.

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Accommodating vehicles like a Gulfstream jet — the kind of aircraft billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos own — would require lengthening the runways, Jackson said.
An office.

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The property has FAA approval for recreational activity and also comes with mineral rights for oil located on the estate.
A break room.

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Jackson said his favorite moments on the property have been walking around and touring the different aircraft stored there.
An aerial view of the property.

Travis Woolford for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Jackson compared it to a life-sized version of model plane sets. “It makes you feel like a kid again,” he said.
A runway.

Travis Woolford for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

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