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Airport Master Plan
An airport master plan is a long-range planning document used to review existing conditions and prepare forecasts that will define future aviation and non-aviation needs of the community. These needs guide the master plan process and are the basis for determining the appropriate role for the airport.

The Olympia Airport’s master plan was last updated in 1996. It is common practice for airports to update their master plans every 10 years. With the assistance of the aviation consulting firm Mead & Hunt (previously Barnard Dunkelberg), the Port has been undertaking an update of its airport master plan.

Update Process
A Study Advisory Committee comprised of 11 individuals worked with Mead & Hunt to provide input and guidance throughout the update process.

Public Comment Opportunities
Members of the general public will have the opportunity to review and provide comment on multiple occasions prior to final acceptance of the revised master plan. Dates of public meetings will be provided below as they are determined.
  • Public Meeting - July 7, 2011, 5:30 p.m., Airport Terminal Building, 7702 Terminal Street, Tumwater
               View the PowerPoint slides presented at the July 7, 2011 public meeting.
  • Commission Work Session - June 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m., Airport Terminal Building, 7702 Terminal Street, Tumwater
               View the PowerPoint slides presented at the June 20, 2013 Commission Work Session
  • Commission Meeting - July 22, 2013, 5:30 p.m., LOTT Board Room,500 Adams St NE, Olympia
               View the PowerPoint slides presented at the July 22, 2013 Commission Meeting
  • Special Commission Meeting - November 12, 2013, 5:30 p.m., Tumwater Town Center Bldg 14, 7219 Cleanwater Dr SW, Tumwater
               View the PowerPoint slides presented at the November 12, 2013 Special Commission Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions
View the Airport Master Plan FAQ

Available Documents
The Master Plan Final Report is available for review and comment. Comments can be provided to Airport Director Rudy Rudolph via email or phone 360.528.8074.

               Master Plan Final Report (September 2013) (Documents may be slow to open due to their size.)
               Table of Contents and Executive Summary 
               Chapter A - Inventory of Existing Conditions
               Chapter B - Aviation Activity Demand Forecast
               Chapter C - Facility Requirements
               Chapter D - Development Concepts and Alternatives Analysis
               Chapter E - Airport Plans
               Chapter F - Implementation Plan
               Master Plan Update Appendices
               Critical Area (Priority Habitat & Species) Recommended Mitigation Measures 

Airport Layout Plan
The airport layout plan (ALP) is a component of the airport master plan. The ALP identifies improvements needed to address any design deficiencies, growth in aviation demand levels as well as changing conditions and circumstances at the airport. The ALP will update the official Federal Aviation Administration approved airport drawings.