Working Group kicks off busy 2017 for Master Plan Update

img_0167This is an important and busy year for the future of King County International Airport/Boeing Field (KCIA).

As we told you earlier, KCIA is in the process of its Master Plan Update, which will map out how one of the busiest primary non-hub airports in the nation should be used and developed.

What’s a master plan? It’s a comprehensive study of an airport that describes its short-, medium- and long-term sustainable development goals, alternatives, and plans. Master plans are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish the regulatory framework for our future development, both airside and landside.

This 18-month project, which is being funded by a grant from the FAA, involved the creation of a Master Plan Update Airport Working group. The group met twice last year and is scheduled to conduct its next meeting 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Airport, 7277 Perimeter Rd. S.

Information from the Airport Working Group, along with the most recent planning analysis, will be presented at an open house in Spring 2017. Check back later for date and time.

To learn more about the Master Plan Update, the Airport Working Group and timeline, visit the airport website here.