BackgroundThe current Airport Master Plan was last completed in 2008 and is now due for renewal in 2022. Completion of this project is a mandatory pre-requisite to FAA grant funding through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This program funds airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting, and airport markings. The master plan update is a high priority to the future of the airport.
In April of 2022, the Port of Astoria signed an agreement with Mead & Hunt to provide airport planning services. The Plan will evaluate needs over a 20-year planning period, for airfield, airspace, terminal areas, and landside facilities. The primary goal of the master plan is to prepare an approved layout plan that emphasizes and incorporates feasible airport improvements that can be successfully implemented.
For the Master Plan, key projects and focus areas of emphasis include the following:
This project was partially funded through the Airport Improvement Program, with a partial match through the Oregon Department of Aviation's Critical Airport Relief grant program. The timeline is estimated to be from May of 2022 to July of 2024.
From the Port Commission Meeting - July 6, 2022
PRESS RELEASE - SCOULAR PROCESSING PLANT -
PRESS RELEASE - WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN -
PRESS RELEASE - EAST MOORING BASIN CAUSEWAY COLLAPSE -
PRESS RELEASE - BUSINESS OREGON APPROVAL OF STRATEGIC AND CAPITAL FACILITIES PLANS -