Archive for Thursday, April 23, 2009

County commissions airport study

April 23, 2009

Leavenworth County has commissioned an airport feasibility study to determine if a new general aviation airport to serve Leavenworth County and the northwest Kansas City region is doable. Coffman Associates, a national aviation consulting firm headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been contracted to conduct the study.

The study is now in a draft final phase awaiting public input and County Commission approval.

An open-house public information workshop is planned for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 14 at the Lansing Community Center.

Shortly thereafter, the study will be presented to the Leavenworth County Commission. Should the Commission approve the study, then Federal Aviation Administration acceptance would be sought. The required subsequent studies, including an Airport Site Selection, Master Plan, and Environmental Assessment, would be eligible for 95 percent FAA grant funding.

The report can be viewed online at leavenworthcounty.airportstudy.com.

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