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Steamboat Springs Airport Steering Committee meeting

  • Monday, October 29, 2007, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., Steamboat Springs
  • All ages / Free

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— The Steamboat Springs Airport Steering Committee will meet today to discuss drafts related to an airport layout plan and airport master plan being developed by Armstrong Consultants for the Steamboat Springs Airport, also known as Bob Adams Field.

The meeting, which is at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall, is open to the public. After the steering committee has reviewed Armstrong's latest work, the consultants' latest working papers will be available for public review at www.armstrongconsultants.com/planning/steamboat/index.html.

The city hired Armstrong in September 2006 to conduct its $216,000 study, which is primarily funded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The study includes options for a longer runway, larger hangar and new taxiways at the 255-acre airport site on Routt County Road 129.

Armstrong is expected to present an in-depth financial analysis and an environmental impact assessment en route to a draft of its final report expected by the end of the year.

At its last meeting, the airport steering committee discussed a presentation given by the Matrix Design Group, which is exploring alternate uses for the Steamboat Springs Airport at a cost of $100,000, even as the master plan is being developed.

The airport has sparked public debate for years about land use and the airport's value to the entire community.

The steering committee is overseeing both studies and plans to prepare recommendations for the airport's future in February, when both studies are complete.

- To reach Brandon Gee, call 871-4210

or e-mail bgee@steamboatpilot.com

Comments

beentheredonethat 7 years, 1 month ago

this airport has no value to the community that is paying for it. the only people benefiting, at the expense of the ordinary citizen, are the rich private plane owners.

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elphaba 7 years, 1 month ago

Bill - give it up - This anti airport stuff is nonsense and you have lost!

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