During the Master Plan Update project, there will be two sets of public workshops. They will be designed as a time for two-way communication between the public and the project team. The workshops will offer project information through displays and other presentations and provide a convenient forum for direct discussion, feedback and comment.
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Successful Open House
The first of two Open House events for the Spokane International Airport Master Plan was held on Tuesday, May 24th at the Double Tree Hotel, Spokane City Center. The event was well-attended by public officials, general aviation interests, members of the Spokane business community and interested citizens. More than 35 people came by the drop-in event. Airport staff and the consulting team were on-hand to answer questions.
The room was filled with display boards on easels around the room, creating an art gallery atmosphere. Guests strolled around the room to see the exhibits. In one area, visitors enjoyed photos and maps of the airport today. Another area explained forecast changes for passengers and aircraft activity at GEG. Concepts for future improvements and expansion to the airfield and the terminal building attracted lots of interest.
The Master Plan will guide a wide range of development decisions at GEG for the next thirty years. Ideas are considered in a near-term (5-10 year), intermediate-term (10-15 years) and long-term (15-30 years). The master plan anticipates changes to the aviation industry and the economy as well as opportunities for improved energy efficiency and the use of new technology.
The Open House is part of a larger outreach effort to encourage public participation. A project website has current information and a place to send ideas and comments. The display boards are available to view here:
Plan Advisory Committee
The Plan Advisory Committee (PAC) includes a variety of interests and institutions connected to the airport’s future plans. The group guides the technical development of the Airport Master Plan, serves as a local sounding board, and facilitates local process and stakeholder involvement. The Airport Manager serves as the group’s chair. The PAC meets every month or two as project information is ready for review.
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