It is one of those statements that seems to be true: Development pressure is causing smaller, general aviation airports in the state to disappear, reports the Connecticut Post.
Except, it isn’t true, state officials say.
Some longtime airfields, with either grass strips or paved runways, have given way to housing subdivisions, parking lots, an assisted-living complex, and even a cemetery. But at the same time the state Department of Transportation has licensed new facilities to replace them.
Despite the perception that airports are too valuable for building lots to leave open, towns are scrambling to buy such facilities not only for the open space but for the commercial growth having an airport can provide, officials said.
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