The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is completing its 20-Year Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. process and the community is invited to attend a virtual Community Open House to learn more about the future of the Airport and provide comments on the Plan. The virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday June 29th at 6 p.m.
“Planning for our future facilities and infrastructure in a thoughtful and strategic manner will allow us to continue meeting community needs in a fiscally responsible manner. As our passenger growth trends remain strong, we are excited about the future of our Airport and the economic benefit it brings to our region,” said Greg Phillips, COS Director of Aviation.
The proposed improvements will be shared with the community at the upcoming meeting and include such things as proposed airfield, terminal, general aviation, and parking improvements. Working with the Airport’s partners at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and State Division of Aeronautics, the plan also identifies potential funding opportunities to meet these growing needs. The proposed improvements will occur when the demand necessitates the need and will be balanced with financial considerations.
Community members are encouraged to participate in the virtual open house on June 29th at 6 p.m. and may also submit comments via the project website by July 22nd. For more information about the Master Plan meeting and process, visit www.coloradospringsairportmasterplan.com where you will find meeting links, draft documents, and other related information about the Plan and the upcoming Open House.
The FAA requires airports to develop a 20-Year Master Plan to ensure thoughtful and strategic planning of future facilities and infrastructure at airports. The Airport Master Plan is a federally regulated and funded process designed to project future levels of aviation activity at the airport and any associated capital programs required over the next 20 years. Recommended improvements must comply with all federal and state regulations as well as airport design standards. The Master Plan will serve as a guide to address infrastructure needs with the goal to ensure that the airport continues to operate in a safe, efficient, and effective manner, while reflecting community values.
About Colorado Springs Airport
Colorado Springs Airport’s small size means small commutes, small lines, and small waits. It means friendliness, safety, and comfort. It also means big options on daily nonstop flights and hundreds of connections worldwide. Colorado’s small airport was named one of the Best Workplaces for 2021 by the Gazette. For more information visit FlyCOS.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.¬