Restaurant, hangar and business space planned at PML airport

Groveland, CA – There is a proposal to construct a 9,180 square foot commercial building on a property that connects to Pine Mountain Lake Airport.

The proposed project at 20970 Elderberry Way, by owners Jason and Krystall Johanson, will be presented to the Tuolumne County Airport Land Use Commission on July 7.

It would include an aircraft hangar, a restaurant/café and business offices.

Dave Ruby, planning department manager for the Tuolumne County Community Development Department, said, “I understand the contestants currently own a business where they offer aerial tours of Mother Lode and Yosemite with their plane. I guess they will park their planes and base their business from the new facility.

The hangar would be 4,880 square feet, the offices 2,500 square feet and the cafe 1,800 square feet. The building would be about 24 feet tall. The restaurant would also serve beer and wine, which requires a conditional use permit.

The airport commission is a first step in the county review process. The group will make a recommendation to the planning commission on whether the project should be approved and whether it fits into the existing airport compatibility plan.

The site is currently undeveloped and is being used as an aircraft docking area.

The Tuolumne County Airport Land Use Commission meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on July 7 via Zoom.

You can find the full program by clicking here.