Share Your Ideas
Comments for the Master Plan may still be made on this website.
Stay tuned here for further information as the process unfolds.
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.
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
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.
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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.