Public Review Draft of the Master Plan Update Now Available for Review
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is in the final stage of its Master Plan Update, which will help guide future airport development. The public review draft of the Master Plan Update is now available for review and comment.
Print copies of the public review draft of the Master Plan Update may be viewed at the Z.J. Loussac Library (3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK, 99503) and at the ANC Administration Offices (5000 West International Airport Road, Anchorage, AK, 99502, 4th Floor) during the review period.
Public Comments Being Accepted
From June 30, 2014 through August 29, 2014, the public is invited to provide comments on the public review draft of the Master Plan Update. All comments received in this 60-day timeframe will be considered and responded to during the finalization of the Master Plan Update. After August 29, 2014, comments relating to the Master Plan Update will still be accepted by the Airport. The final version of the Master Plan Update is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2014, and will be posted online.
Public Involvement to Date
Community participation and input is at the heart of this Master Plan Update and has been ongoing from June 2012 to date and included 7 public open houses, 7 Working Group meetings, 5 Technical Advisory Committee meetings, 280,000 postcard notifications, 22 e-newsletters and 75 stakeholder meetings. Since the project's initiation in the summer of 2012, the Anchorage International Airport Master Plan Update team has been accepting and responding to public comments using a series of comment response reports (available in the project website library). For more information visit our public involvement page, meeting notices, and library pages.
The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Master Plan Update will strategically position the Airport for the future by maximizing operational efficiency and business effectiveness, as well as maximizing property availability for aviation development through efficient planning. The Master Plan Update was initiated in June 2012 and is anticipated to conclude in 2014. The Master Plan Update includes a robust public and stakeholder involvement program. The Airport has entered into a contract with the firm Reynolds Smith and Hills, Inc. (RS&H) to lead this effort.
What is a Master Plan Update and why is it needed?
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), "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." United States commercial service airports are encouraged by the FAA to update master plans every five to seven years.
It has been 10 years since the last Master Plan Update was adopted for Anchorage International Airport in 2002. A partial update was undertaken between 2006 and 2008 that resulted in a study report but was not adopted.
This Master Plan Update is necessary so that the Airport can make informed decisions about infrastructure investments and is prepared to meet future demand for landings and take offs, passengers, cargo, and general aviation.
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