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Renton Airport Capital Improvement Projects

The Renton Airport is a self-sustaining airport, relying on revenues generated from land and building leases, hangar and tiedown rentals, and fuel flowage fees to fund operations, maintenance and improvement projects.  The airport Capital Improvement Program receives additional revenues in the form of grants from local, state and federal agencies to fund specific projects each year.

The 2017 Capital Improvement Program has a funded budget of $2.2 million, which is made up of a few maintenance projects, the control tower renovation project, and completion of the Master Plan project. The following is a list of the major programmed projects, by year, with a brief summary and project status update. 

2017 Airport Projects - updated 02-17-2017


Master Plan Update updated 02/17/2017

An airport master plan is a comprehensive study of an airport and usually describes the short-, medium-, and long-term development plans to meet future aviation demand.  A Master Plan Update is completed every five years as a way to ensure that the Master Plan is kept current in order to meet those needs.  The Federal Aviation Administration is providing 90% of the funding for this project, which will take 3 years to complete.

The City's consultant, Mead Hunt, began work on the Master Plan in August 2014 and has provided an informational brochure explaining the process of developing a new Master Plan.  To go to the dedicated project webpage, click here

The City's consultant and the FAA are working through the forecasting section of the Master Plan. 

Other, smaller projects that are funded this year are: 

Airport Office Renovation (design and engineering phase) status: in design phase
Shoreline Mitigation (seaplane base) status: construction during second half 2017
Taxiway Alpha Rehabilitation (pavement management program): scheduled for 2018
Fire Water System Rehabilitation status: ongoing
 Performance Based Navigation (preliminary phase) status:  no activity
Airport Surface Water System status: no activity 

City Projects on Airport 

 Transportation Department Lake Washington Loop Trail

Non-City Projects

None scheduled in 2017


  Blast Fence Replacement - December 2014


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January 2015

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January 22, 2015

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January 27, 2015 - Blast fence framework

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January 28, 2015 - Blast fence first steel sheeting

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January 30, 2015

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February 2015

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