The County of San Diego has initiated a new 20-year Master Plan for McClellan-Palomar Airport. The existing 1997 Master Plan reaches its planning horizon in 2015. The new 20-year Master Plan will provide a comprehensive approach to strategic planning for McClellan-Palomar Airport’s facilities and services.
The Master Plan is intended to develop a framework for the future of McClellan-Palomar Airport within the context of local, regional, and national aviation system environments. The new 20-year Master Plan (2015-2035) will identify and assess a range of development alternatives for meeting the Airport’s forecast, facility, safety, and operational requirements in the next planning period. The focus will be on developing a plan of action that is demand driven, can adjust to the changing dynamics of the surrounding environment, and is reasonable and justifiable. The Master Plan will consider many factors including market trends, land use opportunities and constraints, natural resources, community concerns, and financial feasibility.
Public involvement is a key component of the Master Plan process. County Airports will be soliciting input from airport users, tenants, travelers, resource agencies, public officials, and residents throughout the planning process and at key stages of the Master Plan’s development. Public workshops and meetings will be held to discuss the Plan’s findings and recommendations. Ongoing updates on the progress of the Master Plan will be held at regularly scheduled meetings of the Palomar Airport Advisory Committee (PAAC). Information on the committee and its meeting schedule are found here:
For more information or to comment on the McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan Update:
Mail: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Attn: Project Manager Vince Hourigan
401 B Street, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
Public Workshop #2
May 7th, 2014 from 6-8pm
1635 Faraday Avenue, Room 173
Carlsbad, CA 92008
The meeting will be a discussion of the potential facility needs based on forecasted scenarios of Planning Activity Levels (PALs). The PALs forecast anticipates the number of annual operations at the airport in the next 20-year planning period. PALs include enplaned passengers, business/corporate jet operations, and general (recreational/private) aviation uses.
Public Workshop #1 was held on February 5 at City of Carlsbad Faraday Center from 6-8pm on the McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan.
The first public Master Plan meeting to discuss the Plan’s commencement was at a PAAC meeting held on January 16, 2014 at 7 PM at the City of Carlsbad Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad California.