BE INVOLVED:

Share Your Ideas

 

Comments for the Master Plan can be made in-person at these Open House Public Meetings:

Tuesday, May 24
at 6 p.m.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Thursday, June 2
at 6 p.m.

Manhattanville College

Thursday, June 9
at 6 p.m.

Mercy College

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has restarted a community engagement program

to hear from the public – residents, homeowners, community organizations, businesses, and environmentalists – on the future of Westchester County Airport. The airport has served the public since 1945 and is one of the Lower Hudson Valley’s most important economic engines, as well as a convenient alternative to NYC’s major airports.

The County is upgrading the Airport’s Master Plan to ensure the airport maintains its viability throughout the 21st century, while remaining a good neighbor to surrounding communities. To achieve that balance, the County wants to hear from you – the residents, homeowners, community organizations, businesses, and environmentalists – on what you want for your Airport’s future.

We are studying opportunities to increase the Airport’s value to the County’s residents and businesses, while addressing the important noise and environmental concerns related to any eventual improvements. It is vital to get community input as the process begins again, following the unprecedented pandemic.

ABOUT THE MASTER PLAN

The updated Master Plan process WILL NOT lead to:

  • Expansion of the airport’s existing 700-acre footprint
  • An increase in the current 240-passenger (per half hour) limit
  • Elimination of the Airport’s voluntary curfew on overnightflights

The updated Master Plan process WILL:

  •  Further enhance airport safety protocols
  • Seek ways to upgrade the passenger experience by considering terminal amenities, including security checkpoint flows, ticketing check-in and baggage
    logistics, concession offerings, and parking needs
  • Further analyze the Airport’s vast local and regional economic impacts
  • Assess the physical condition of the airport property, buildings, and infrastructure
  • Undertake an updated analysis of noise and environmental impacts, and identify measures to reduce noise
  • Review potential wetlands and water quality issues
  • Consider taxiway improvements to make aircraft movements to/from gates more efficient
  • Explore innovative ways to meet aircraft de-icing requirements
  • Review alternative energy options and fuel storage capacity needs

VITAL TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Generates $735 million in economic activity annually

1,500 Employed

Million

Passengers

Home base to over 250 planes

ADJACENT TO RYE LAKE DRINKING WATERSHED

%

Over 15% of Westchester lives within Airport Radius

The Master Plan will be updated in the coming months with YOUR input.

Please use the form below to comment

 

Please be advised that your entire comment, including any personal identifying information you provide, may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request in your comment that we withhold from public view your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

PUBLIC INPUT
Will HELP TO INFORM

The Master Plan will be updated in the coming months with YOUR input. There will be a second round of review and meetings before the plan is presented to County officials for consideration and approval.