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About the Airport Master Plan

 

Renton Municipal Airport, Clayton Scott Field, serves the general aviation needs of Renton and the communities on the eastside of Lake Washington, as well as Boeing operations. The Renton Municipal Airport is an important part of the local economy, with an estimated $6.2 billion in regional economic impact. This includes support for over 10,000 direct jobs at airport businesses, with another 8,000 plus related jobs tied to airport activity.  Airport activity contributes $38.5 million in tax revenues annually to the city, the region and state government

 

Background

 

Renton Airport last completed a master plan in 1997, with a partial update done in 2009. The City of Renton oversees the Airport Master Plan process. Renton Municipal Airport must have a current master plan to be eligible for project funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA provides 90% of the funding for the planning process.

 Purpose

 

The Airport Master Plan will ensure that future improvements enhance operational safety, align with the airport’s economic, community, and environmental goals (documented in the Sustainability Management Plan), and follow federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines.

 Process

 

The planning process will follow four main steps:

1.      The planning process will describe existing airport conditions, identify future facility needs, and outline possible alternatives to meet those needs.

2.      Alternatives will be evaluated by criteria which include the environment, businesses and residents adjacent to the airport, other modes of transportation, and other airports in the region.

3.      This plan will incorporate feedback from residents, airport users and tenants, the Renton Airport Advisory Committee (RAAC), airport staff, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

  4.      A final plan will be brought before Renton City Council for adoption in mid-2016.