Input committee for Aspen airport expansion takes flight

February 25, 2015

Some 30 local residents began participation this week in the first of a series of meetings aimed at gathering feedback for the possible redevelopment of the east-side terminal area of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

The meeting of the Community Input Committee comes in advance of the environmental assessment that will be conducted before development on the airport’s east side begins. The development is subject to approval from Pitkin County commissioners.

The airport’s 2012 master plan for the east side calls for a new terminal transit center and ancillary automobile parking, roadway and apron improvements, the relocation of the fixed-base operation, a noise wall and other improvements.

…Kate Andrus, project manager at Mead & Hunt, said one of the common sentiments among the committee was balancing the efficiency of the airport with “being a good neighbor.” Getting more public input is essential, she said. “We really feel we need to do further outreach,” Andrus said.

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