Airport visioning meeting is Thursday, April 16 | AspenTimes.com

Airport visioning meeting is Thursday, April 16

A public feedback and visioning session for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Limelight Hotel, located at 355 S. Monarch St. in Aspen.

Participants will be asked to consider four aspects of the potential development of a commercial terminal and other east side redesign: sense of place, sustainability, neighborhood compatibility and passenger experience.

“We look forward to a strong turnout at this event,” said Airport Director John Kinney. “The airport is the gateway to our community, and we want to ensure the development there reflects this community’s values.”

This will be the first in a series of public meetings during the 24-month-long environmental assessment process. Public input gathered at these sessions will be combined with input generated by a 45-member Citizen Input Committee that convened in February.

“The (environmental assessment) process will help us take a close look at the potential impacts of airport redevelopment from the perspective of noise, safety, socioeconomic and environmental concerns, and other possible consequences,” Kinney said. “Everything we do at the airport must meet the community’s and the federal government’s high standards of scrutiny.”

Background on all planning projects at the airport is available at http://www.aspenairportplanning.com.

For further information on the visioning session or airport developments, contact Kinney at john.kinney@pitkincounty.com or 970-429-2851.


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