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Airport Master Plan

An Airport Master Plan is a comprehensive, airport-wide study with the goal of developing a list of short-term, medium-term and long-term projects to meet future aviation demands. The specific process is highly variable and dependent on each airport, and in general, includes pre-planning, public involvement, environmental considerations, existing conditions inventory, aviation forecasts, facility requirements, alternatives development, Airport Layout Plan (ALP), facilities implementation plan, and financial feasibility analysis.

The Airport Master Plan was last completed in 1997 and was partially updated in 2009. The airport has been very successful in implementing improvement projects and so the majority of the Capital Improvement Projects envisioned in the 2009 update have been completed. Without a current Airport Master Plan, the airport will be unable to continue to receive funding for capital projects from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Another major goal of the process is to align the future improvements with the Airport’s Sustainability Management Plan and to reassess the goals, objectives and initiatives that outline the Airport’s approach to becoming more financially viable and operationally efficient while at the same time considering natural resources and being socially responsible.


The Airport Master Plan is made up of a series of working papers. As working papers are produced they will be listed below as well as a Draft and Final version of the report when available.


The Master Plan brochures are one page, folding handouts that summarize information and recommendations.
Airport Master Plan Brochure (pdf)


The Master Plan ALP drawing set graphically depicts the existing and future airport layouts. The ALP identifies obstructions to airspace, standard takeoff and landing areas, as well as land use and property information.


Acronyms and Glossary of Terms (pdf)


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