The McKinney National Airport is in the final phase of updating its master plan, which would serve as a roadmap for the future of the airport for at least the next 20 years. The plan is demand-driven and will only be funded if the demand is present, said Mike Dmyterko, principal at Coffman Associates, an airport consultant business who is reviewing and updating the plan.
The airport will hold its second public information workshop Dec. 12 to review the recommended airport plans, land-use capability and financial plan. The workshop will be held at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Updating the master plan is required by the Federal Aviation Administration for the airport to participate in funding. The plan will cover at least 20 years but is required to be updated, typically, every five years, Dmyterko said.
This is the third round of public meetings. The first meetings were held in March to discuss the study initiation, inventory at the airport, facility requirements and future forecasts. The second meetings were held in August to discuss airport alternatives.
The public comment period will be open for about two to three weeks; then Coffman Associates will make final adjustments based on comments. The master plan is expected to be viewed by McKinney City Council in February and then an Airport Layout Plan Drawing, which gives the city the ability to ask for funding, will be sent to the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division for review and approval, Dmyterko said.
More information about the master plan can be found at http://mckinney.airportstudy.com.