A planning process was conducted to develop a land reuse strategy for properties previously acquired in noise-impacted areas west of the Airport. Using this strategy, an implementation program will take place to produce land use development plans, design guidelines, and implementation planning.
City of Phoenix Aviation Department Receives FAA Response to the Land Reuse Strategy
On Jan. 12, 2018, the Aviation Department submitted this memo forwarding the Land Reuse Report to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); as developed by community stakeholders over a two-year planning process and approved by the City Council on Dec. 13, 2017.
On Feb. 14, 2019, the FAA provided their response to the report submittal, see PHX LRS – FAA February 14 2019. The Feb. 14 memo communicated FAA’s general support of the LRS program with regard to compatible redevelopment opportunities, but specifically denied the re-introduction of residential land uses on airport noise-land.
The Aviation Department subsequently asked FAA for clarification.
On March 15, 2019, the FAA provided a clarification memo, see attached PHX LRS – FAA March 15 2019. The March 15 memo clarified that FAA may support mixed-use residential in the LRS north planning area and opposes residential redevelopment of the LRS central planning area Core Village, noting the relative differences in proximity to overflight and noise between the two planning areas.
We are excited to continue moving forward with Phase 2 (Implementation) of the LRS program with FAA’s review and clarifications in hand. Please take a moment to review these memos. If you have any questions or feedback about the content of the memos, please contact Jordan Feld at (602)273-4072 or Courtney Carter at (602-683-2633). Thank you.