Thursday, June 24, 2010

Airport Invites Public Input on Long-Range Plans

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority is inviting your input in the goals and future development of Fort Wayne International Airport. They will host an informational meeting and public workshop at 5:30 p.m. this evening at the Allen County Public Library downtown.

The Airport Authority initiated a new Master Plan Study at Fort Wayne International Airport in the fall of 2009. Master Plans are prepared to detail the specific long-range plans of the airport within the framework of statewide and regional/metropolitan plans. These plans identify the development needs of the airport on the basis of forecasts of aviation activity, the potential environmental effects, community compatibility, and financial feasibility. Airport master planning seeks to determine operational need and programming development for a 20-year time period.

This community meeting will discuss the process and goals identified for the on-going development of the Fort Wayne International Airport Master Plan. The Airport Master Plan focuses on identifying needs associated with the Airport to ensure sufficient capacity and facilities exist in order to direct economic growth and support aviation activity well into 2030.

The Airport Authority encourages the public to attend and ask questions one-on-one with Airport Authority personnel and its consultant, RW Armstrong. This is the public’s opportunity to be actively involved in the development of the Airport Master Plan for the Fort Wayne International Airport. The meeting format includes a brief 30 minute overview presentation at 5:30 p.m. followed by a workshop setting with four manned work stations set up for public interaction, including a question and answer period. The meeting will conclude at 7 p.m.

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