There were “about 50” registered voters living in the mile-square area that would become Airway Heights on April 19, 1955, the day they elected to incorporate as a city, according to a story in this newspaper.
Since that small pool of voters created Airway Heights, it has grown by leaps and bounds, reaching a population of nearly 9,500 in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
But while the city has added people and grown in size, through annexation, other aspects of Airway Heights haven’t caught up.
For one thing, the city never got a distinct downtown.
For another, it never built a true street grid.
Now, however, the city is looking to complete that unfinished business by adding east-west connections, revamping U.S. Highway 2 as it passes through the city and modifying King Street to give residents both better ways to get around and a center…