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Airport Master Plan/Airport Layout Plan (ALP)

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The Falcon Field Airport Master Plan is a comprehensive analysis of current and future airport infrastructure needs and alternatives with the purpose of providing vision and direction for the future development of the facility. The primary objective of the Airport Master Plan is to produce a long-term development program which will yield a safe, efficient, economical and environmentally compliant air transportation facility.

The Airport Master Plan provides a phased outline of proposed developments so that the City, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) can strategically plan for future infrastructure improvements. It is typical for airports to periodically update their Master Plan.

The Master Plan:
- evaluates potential aviation demand
- addresses changes in the aviation industry that could impact Airport development
- identifies and plans for potential capital projects
- obtains approval of an updated Airport Layout Plan (ALP)
- increases stakeholder and public awareness of the Airport's goals and objectives 

The City of Mesa recognizes the challenges inherent in providing for the future aviation needs as well as the importance of Falcon Field to the community, particularly in view of the dramatic changes occurring in both the aviation industry and in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The cost of maintaining a viable airport is an investment which yields impressive benefits to a community. By maintaining a sound, flexible Master Plan, Falcon Field will continue to be an economic asset and a source of pride for the City of Mesa. 

In 2007, the City selected the firm of Coffman Associates to prepare the Airport Master Plan Update. The previous plan update was completed in 1992. The Falcon Field Airport Master Plan is a cooperative effort between the City of Mesa; ADOT; the FAA; the community; airport tenants and users; and other key stakeholders. The Mesa City Council approved the plan update in November 2009.

In August 2017, the Mesa City Council approved a $520,518 grant agreement with the FAA to update the Airport Master Plan. Coffman Associates has been selected to prepare the updated plan. The process is expected to take 18-24 months and be completed in spring 2019. Suggestions and comments from Falcon Field Airport businesses, tenants and the community will be sought as part of the update process. 

2016 Airport Layout Plan (ALP) Update

2009 Airport Master Plan

2017-2019 Airport Master Plan Update