Airport Master Plan
Upcoming Open Houses
The Boise Airport will host their next Master Plan Study Update Open House on October 24, 2017 in the airport's Boise River Room between 5:30pm - 7:30pm. The focus of this open house will be alternatives developed through data gathering and a review of aviation forecasts and airport inventory, and facility requirements. The public can view and comment on multiple display boards with information regarding:
- Airfield alternatives
- Terminal alternatives
- Landside alternatives
- Support Facilities alternatives
A presentation is not scheduled but staff and consultants will be available to answer questions regarding the master plan study update.
2016 Master Plan Study Update
The master plan update, which is expected to take between 12 to 18 months to complete, will be a comprehensive planning study that describes short, medium, and long-term development plans to meet future aviation demand. The goal of the master plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.
Community stakeholders will have opportunities at key milestones to be briefed on the master plan progress. Specifically the airport envisions four public meetings to review and discuss the following items:
- Master plan goals
- Inventory of existing facilities and forecasts of future aviation activity
- Facility requirements and facility alternatives
- Preferred Alternatives and the capital improvement plan.
Open House #1
Technical Advisory Committee #1
Open House #2
All comments will be included in the final study.
Master Plan Study
Boise Airport serves as the primary commercial service airport in southwestern Idaho, but its service area extends well into eastern Oregon. The master plan is a comprehensive guide for future improvements on the airfield and in the terminal area.
This project involves an extensive study of future (30-year) airport facility needs, an analysis of alternatives, and documentation of the findings in an airport master plan update and airport layout plan for Boise Airport.
The master plan study and airport layout plan are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the City of Boise.
The FAA recommends master plan updates every five years, or as necessary to keep them current. The Boise Airport's current master plan update was published in 2009. Since the last master plan update, the airport has completed several major projects and the aviation industry has undergone major changes.
Major Elements of the Master Plan Study
- Project Scoping and Public Outreach Program
- Inventory of Existing Information and Conditions
- Aviation Activity Forecasts
- Capacity Assessment and Facility Requirements Analysis
- Airport Alternatives for Meeting Future Facility Needs
- Refinement of Alternative Analysis
- Airport Layout Plan
- Implementation and Phasing Plan
- Financial Plan
- Environmental Assessment
- Final Documentation