Master Plan

An Airport Master Plan is an evaluation of the airport’s aviation demand and an overview of the development that will best meet those demands. The Master Plan establishes development objectives and provides for a 20-year planning period. The process entails development of rationale for various study elements to include airfield configuration, facility development, land use recommendations, and support facilities. It also serves as a strategic tool for establishing airport improvement priories and obtaining federal and state funding assistance.

The Airport Master Plan has been undertaken to evaluate the airport’s capabilities and role, to forecast future aviation demand, and to plan for the timely development of new or expanded facilities that may be required to meet projected demand. The ultimate goal of the Master Plan is to provide guidelines for the airport’s overall maintenance, development, and operation in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner while adhering to appropriate safety design standards. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends that airports update their long term planning documents every seven to ten years, or as necessary, to address local changes at the airport. This document will serve as the second Airport Master Plan for the Boulder City Municipal Airport. The preparation of this Master Plan is necessary as a timely reassessment of the development direction of Boulder City Municipal Airport that will meet the needs of a dynamic local economy, robust aviation demand, including sight-seeing operations and an ever-changing air transportation industry in general.