A favorite gathering spot for airplane enthusiasts is getting an upgrade.

Construction officially began Monday afternoon, Oct., 24, on a new viewing area at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

It's located on airport property on Kraft Avenue near 52nd Street. The space is for sky gazers to gather and watch planes take off and land.

The project will cost $1.12 million, and according to Tara Hernandez the Marketing and Communications Director with the airport, it will add a pavilion, permanent restrooms, new seating areas, expanded parking spaces, and more.

The Airport contributed $675,000 to the project, with the rest coming from the CCF’s “Community is Our Middle Name” Capital Campaign.

The viewing park should remain open during construction. It has been open in the area since 1995.

Any closings to the viewing area during the construction will be announced using the airport's social media accounts.