The construction of a private airstrip for actor Bruce Willis was apparently moving along nicely until he had to put a halt to it due to zoning issues. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the airstrip, known as Soldier Field Airport, was being built near Fairfield, Idaho.
“Work on the 8,500-foot-long and 100-foot-wide airstrip was halted after Ketchum attorney Ben Worst notified Camas County Planning and Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin that the airstrip site is on land zoned for agricultural use and that the airstrip would have negative impacts on adjacent neighbors, agriculture and wildlife habitat,” the paper reports. Worst is representing neighbor Dave Konrad.
“Under the current Camas County zoning ordinance, only feedlots, employee housing, stockyards, nurseries and roadside stands can be built on land zoned for agricultural use,” the report notes. “Butlin issued a stop-work notice at the airstrip site Sept. 21, writing that ‘airports are not listed in the zoning ordinance as approved use in the Agricultural District.’”