Master Plan Information, City of Longmont, Vance Brand Airport
The Longmont Master Plan Process is Complete - click here to read more.
The City of Longmont updated the Vance Brand Airport Master Plan in 2003. We are in the process of updating this Airport Master Plan again in 2010. Please stop by the web site in the near future as we will be posting information soon.
"The City of Longmont - Airport is undertaking an Airport Master Plan update. Click on the link below for some preliminary information and Frequently Asked Questions."
The City of Longmont is in the initial process of updating its Airport Master Plan. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines a Master Plan as, "a comprehensive study of the airport and typically describes short-, medium-, and long-term plans for airport development."
An Airport Master Plan assesses what the airport could become in terms of facilities (runways, taxiways, hangars, etc), while being careful not to discount future possibilities. It provides governing boards with options in how the airport can be developed and which facility projects could be eligible for federal funding.
A typical Master Plan takes approximately a year to a year and a half to complete. This can be shorter or longer depending on the airport and its complexity.
The Master Plan will be prepared using guidelines from the FAA. These guidelines ensure that all voices are heard and considered in the process. Local FAA and CDOT Division of Aeronautics personnel will be involved in the process from the beginning to help ensure that proper planning processes are followed and objective consideration are given. Please “click” on the FAQ’s for more information.
Click the link below to see the anticipated schedule for the Airport Master Plan process. This schedule will be updated frequently, so please check back for specific dates and times of all public meetings.
View the Airport Master Plan Schedule
Purpose & Process, Master Plan Information
An airport master plan is a comprehensive study of an airport and usually describes the short, medium, and long-term development plans to meet future aviation demand. The elements of a master planning process will vary in complexity and level of detail, depending on the size, function, issues, and problems of the individual airport.
The key steps in the process is the public information program, an inventory of existing conditions (runways, taxiways, visual guidance systems, hangars, etc), an environmental overview, a forecast of future aviation activity, gap analysis, alternatives, an update to the Airport Layout Plan (ALP), and a facilities and financial implementation plan.
Throughout the process there is opportunity for public input through the website, open houses, City Council meetings, a telephone number/hotline, and regular mail.
Published Working Papers