City of Vernon developing new Airport Master Plan
Contributed/City of Vernon
May 28, 2015 - 10:15 AM
VERNON - The City of Vernon is in the process of crafting a new Airport Master Plan in collaboration with local stakeholders and residents that will provide direction for the future development of the Vernon Regional Airport over the next 20 years. The draft of the Airport Master Plan is expected to be complete in September of this year, and the final plan is expected to be ready in June 2016.
The process in the development of the draft Airport Master Plan involves several stages: initiation and study; data collection, inventory and existing conditions; airport activity, demand and forecasting; facility requirements; development concepts and alternatives; implementation plan; and the draft document. Stakeholder interviews, committee workshops, public open houses and consultation with the Okanagan Indian Band are also part of the engagement strategies in the development of the document.
Since 1946, the Vernon Regional Airport has provided a variety of aviation services and has become a centre for airside manufacturing for the North Okanagan. In recent years, the aviation industry in the Okanagan has evolved and a new Airport Master Plan will assist in providing clear direction on how the airport will adapt to these changes. The Master Plan was identified as one of Council’s goals in its 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.
For more information, upcoming events and to find out more on how you can get involved in the Vernon Airport Master Plan, go to www.vernon.ca/airportmasterplan.
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