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 and the Airport. These needs guide the master plan process and are the basis for determining the appropriate role for the Airport and future Airport development.

The Airport Layout Plan (ALP) is a component of the Airport Master Plan. The ALP is a visual conceptual development plan that 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. All proposed future developments will undergo thorough state and federal environmental review as required by law.

The Olympia Airport’s master plan was previously updated in 1996 and the Airport Layout Plan was updated in 2003. It is common practice for airports to update their Airport Master Plans and Airport Layout Plans every 6 to 10 years. With the assistance of the aviation consulting firm Mead & Hunt (previously Barnard Dunkelberg), the Port completed an update of its Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan drawings in 2013.

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 had the opportunity to review and provide comment on multiple occasions prior to issuance of the Airport Master Plan Update Final Report. Dates of public meetings were: July 7, 2011; June 20, 2013; July 22, 2013; and November 12, 2013.

The Airport Master Plan Update Final Report was published in September 2013. Final adoption by the Port Commission is on hold pending an update in the Port SEPA Policy. Once the final Port SEPA Policy has been adopted, it is anticipated that the Port SEPA responsible official will issue a Mitigated Determination of Non-significance (MDNS) with regard to the Airport Master Plan. The Airport Layout Plan Drawings were approved by the Federal Aviation Administration on May 30, 2014.

Available Documents
The Airport Master Plan Final Report and Airport Layout Plan Drawing are available for review. The Airport Master Plan Final Report 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

View the most recent ALP (may be slow to open)

Frequently Asked Questions
View the Airport Master Plan FAQ