The City of Phoenix Aviation Department has prepared a community-driven redevelopment plan for Airport parcels west of Phoenix Sky Harbor called the PHX Land Reuse Strategy. The Land Reuse Strategy addresses 743 “noise land” parcels which the Airport voluntarily acquired through the Community Noise Reduction Program. The Airport is required by the FAA to submit a plan for the reuse of noise lands. The PHX Land Reuse Strategy envisions new and vibrant uses for the land west of Phoenix Sky Harbor. This collaborative strategy identifies the best way to deliver economic benefits to both the community and the Airport. Aspects of the Land Reuse Report will be used to guide the second phase of the program: Implementation and Redevelopment.

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.


The Three Goals



Learn more about the Land Reuse Strategy

Executive Summary English Version

PHX Land Reuse Executive Summary (Spanish)




Thank You!

The strategy and framework are the result of robust community collaboration and partnership with the City’s Aviation Department. Thank you to all the residents, community associations and organizations, schools, businesses, non-profits, consultant project team, other stakeholders, and City staff that stuck with the us during the two-year planning process!


Over the past two years, we have:

public community meetingsHeld 20 collaborative community meetings with nearly 700 participants


project updatesProvided project updates at more than 90 meetings with neighborhood associations, individual residents, school boards, area businesses, non-profits, and more


door hangerDelivered 400 door hangers to area residents


postcard mailerDelivered postcard mailers to 1,012 properties


poster updatesProvided project updates through posters placed at 25 locations identified by community roundtables and other stakeholders


Community Meetings & Events

All community meetings for Phase 1: Vision and Planning are complete.




Phase 2 of the PHX Land Reuse Strategy, Implementation, kicked off in March 2018. More information about the Implementation phase and how to get involved may be found here: Phase 2: Implementation

If you have any questions or feedback about the PHX Land Reuse Strategy, please contact us at LRS@phoenix.g ov or 602-532-6222 (project hotline).

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