STEELE CREEK NEWS
Public Meetings on Airport Projects are on October 21 and 24
(October 1, 2019) The
City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas Airport invite you to attend
a Public Meeting on either Monday, October 21 or Thursday, October
24 regarding plans to add a fourth parallel runway and other changes
at the airport.
Please mark your calendar and attend the
meeting that best suits your schedule.
Monday, October 21,
2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Embassy Suites (main entrance)
S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217
Thursday, October 24,
2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Harris Conference Center at Central
Piedmont Community College
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
The Airport will host public meetings for
the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed airfield and
terminal capacity enhancement projects. The meetings will help
residents learn about the conversion from the Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) process to the EA process.
Action is made up of four primary Project Elements:
- Constructing a New Fourth 10,000-foot Parallel Runway 1-19
(including End-Around Taxiways)
- Expanding Concourse B and Ramp
- Expanding Concourse C and Ramp
- Constructing Daily North Parking
The new runway, end-around taxiways, and ramps are shown on
the map below in orange. Two proposed West Boulevard relocation alternates
are shown in purple and yellow. Please click
HERE or on the map below for a larger image.
The airport initially planned for a new 12,000-foot
runway, which would have accommodated any aircraft currently in use,
fully loaded, but an analysis determined that only a 10,000-foot
runway was needed to meet future airport needs. Charlotte could
still have international flights to Europe and to Central and South
America, but not to Asia. The 12,000-foot runway would have extended
to the south across current West Boulevard and Byrum Drive, requiring
relocation of West Boulevard further south to Douglas Drive and
displacement of most of the Steeleberry neighborhood. Construction
of a 10,000-foot runnway would require relocating West Boulevard
only as far as Byrum Drive.
The project also includes
the decommissioning of crosswind Runway 5-23.
The EIS has been
changed to EA because all changes will now take place on current
airport property. Similar to the EIS, the EA will evaluate the
potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts
that may result from the Proposed Action. The Airport expects to
complete the EA in 2020. The Airport will prepare the EA in
accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), all
applicable federal regulations, and Federal Aviation Administration
All interested parties are welcome and
encouraged to attend the public meetings. For both public meetings,
the format will include an open house workshop where residents can
view displays and speak with project team members. The meetings will
be open-house style and no formal presentations are planned—stop in
anytime. Attendees may submit a comment card at the meeting or via
email to CLTCapacityEA@landrum-brown.com. The comment period is open
until November 22, 2019. The EA will also take into consideration
all comments obtained during the public scoping meetings held during
the EIS process.
Spanish and Mandarin translation services
will be available at the meeting. If you require special assistance
at the meeting, such as sign language interpretation or translation
services other than Spanish and Mandarin, please send an email to
CLTCapacityEA@landrum-brown.com by October 11, 2019.
make the meeting?
Please submit your comments by November 22,
2019 using one of these methods:
Lake Forest Dr, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45242
additional information about the EA, please visit the project
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