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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)
4800 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.

The Proposed 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 Garage

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 (FAA) guidance.

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.

Can’t make the meeting?

Please submit your comments by November 22, 2019 using one of these methods:


Sarah Potter
4445 Lake Forest Dr, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45242

For additional information about the EA, please visit the project website:

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