Southwest Houston Airport

Southwest Houston acreage – never built

This proposed international airport in Houston, just west of Bellaire, was set to be built on acreage owned by Glenn McCarthy. The proposal was eventually abandoned, and Houston’s international airport was eventually built north of the city. The west side acreage was eventually sold to Frank Sharp, who developed Houston’s Sharpstown neighborhood there.


Design by airport planner Leigh Fisher, from the January 28, 1948 issue of The Citizen:

Proposed Bellaire Airport


Article from the October 24, 1946 issue of the Southwestern Times:

Proposed Bellaire Airport article