Airport Master Plan
The Lee's Summit Municipal Airport has received funding to develop an Airport Master Plan.
What is an Airport Master Plan?
A study used to determine the long-term development plans for an airport. Air transportation is a vital community industry and it is important that the requirements for a new or improved airport are anticipated. The plan is a critical tool in determining needs and programming development at individual airports.
What are the benefits?
An Airport Master Plan addresses the development needs for a 20-year time period. Updates are often necessary as the dynamic conditions of the industry are reflected in activity and future needs.
It provides opportunities for political entities and the public to participate in the development of aviation plans. The plan provides a framework for individual airport development programs consistent with short, intermediate and long-range airport system requirements, and determines future financial requirements.
Who is involved in the plan creation?
The master planning process considers the needs and demands of airport tenants, users and the general public. The guiding principle of the airport master planning process is the development of a safe and efficient airport. It must also be responsive to area-wide comprehensive transportation planning.
Some of the basics of the plan include the following elements:
- Background and Inventory of Facilities
- Aviation Activity Forecasts
- Airfield Design
- Building and Development
- Finance and Implementation