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Master Plan

About the Master Plan

The master plan study for The Punta Gorda Airport, launched in September 2016, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.  The study is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the State of Florida and the Charlotte County Airport Authority.

What is a Master Plan?

The FAA describes an airport master plan as a comprehensive study of an airport, describing the short-, medium-, and long-term development plans needed to meet future aviation demand.  A master plan provides the flexible framework needed to guide airport development to cost-effectively and efficiently satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts and benefits.

The Airport Master Plan process is guided by the FAA and ultimately results in projections of future passenger and aviation activity growth and preparation of an Airport Layout Plan, which is a graphic depiction of how the Airport will accommodate future growth.

Project Schedule

 

Detailed Schedule

Public Involvement

Throughout the master planning process, public information and stakeholder coordination meetings will be critical to ensuring the selected plan meets the needs of airport users, while supporting the community by maintaining the airport’s role as one of the Areas economic engine. Below is information on past and future meetings with applicable links to view associated meeting handouts and presentation materials.  

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Comments may be submitted at any time during the master plan development process by clicking the link below and submitting your comments/questions.

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Public Meeting No. 1 – December 1, 2016

This Public Information Meeting presented the study's elements and reported on the initial work completed to date on Working Paper No. 1 – Inventory and Forecasts.

 

Public Meeting No. 2 – June 15, 2017

This Public Information Meeting presented Working Paper No. 2 – Facility Requirements as it affects Working Paper No. 3 – Alternatives Development and Evaluation.  The Public Meeting Legal Notice was posted to the newspaper on May 25, 2017, a copy of the notice is posted in the link below.  The meeting was held on June 15, 2017 between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6;00 p.m. at the Airport Authority Board Room, Building 313, 7375 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982.

 

Public Meeting No. 3 – Scheduled for December 2017

This Public Information Meeting will present the Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plans. This meeting may be scheduled as part of a regular Airport Authority meeting.

 

Stakeholder Meeting No. 1 – December 1, 2016

This Stakeholder Meeting presented the study's elements and reported on the initial work completed to date on Working Paper No. 1 – Inventory and Forecasts.  

 

Stakeholder Meeting No. 2 – February 28, 2017

This Stakeholder Meeting presented results on Working Paper No. 2 – Facility Requirements.

 

Stakeholder Meeting No. 3 – June 15, 2017

This Stakeholder Meeting presented Working Paper No. 3 – Alternatives Development and Evaluation. The Meeting Notice was sent to stakeholders on May 23, 2017, a copy of the notice e-mail is posted in the link below.  The meeting was held on June 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Airport Authority Board Room, Building 313, 7375 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982.

 

Stakeholder Meeting No. 4 and Stakeholder Meeting No. 5 – November 2017

This Stakeholder Meeting will present results on Working Paper No. 4 – Facilities Implementation Plan and results on Working Paper No. 5 – Financial Feasibility Analysis. Working Paper No. 4 - Facilities Implementation Plan was e-mailed to the Stakeholders on October 11, 2017. A copy of Working Paper No. 4 can be downloaded from the link below.