Airport planning takes off

Regional Aviation Baseline Study to build on master planning efforts

PSRC's Executive Board has approved a budget amendment to lead a baseline study to provide a clear picture of the aviation activities and needs in the region and set the stage for future planning efforts. A grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the study is anticipated later this summer.

Continued coordinated planning is needed to ensure the airport system can accommodate the current and expected growth in aviation. The study will consolidate an assessment of specific capacity needs, issues, challenges, and community impacts.

The Regional Aviation Baseline Study will build on master planning processes underway at many of the region's airports.

The Port of Seattle just launched the scoping period for the Sustainable Airport Master Plan for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to meet future forecasted demand.

Visit the SAMP Environmental Review online open house to learn more. Comments can be submitted through the online open house, by email, by USPS mail, and in person at any of the four public open houses:

  • September 10 – Highline College Student Union/Building 8 (City of Des Moines)
  • September 12 – New Holly Gathering Hall (City of Seattle – Beacon Hill neighborhood)
  • September 17 – Federal Way Community Center (City of Federal Way)
  • September 19 – SeaTac Community Center (City of SeaTac)

All public open houses will occur from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. All comments must be submitted or postmarked by September 28.