Cleveland, November 15, 2010 – Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is inviting the public to view and comment on the airport’s future as it moves through the master planning process. The public workshop will present renderings and drawings on potential airport plans for the next 20 years. The workshop will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm., Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in the terminal’s lower level adjacent to the RTA station. Parking is free for the first hour and participants will have the opportunity to see first-hand various scenarios of what the future could look like for CLE.
“As we continue the master planning process for the airport, it is very important that we receive feedback from the community,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “We are a neighbor to many surrounding communities and we impact those communities on a daily basis. In order to remain a good neighbor, we want to make sure we involve all stakeholders during the process.”
The airport’s consultant, Landrum & Brown (L&B), will be on hand to answer questions and present various development alternatives for the airport. L&B will also present the airport operations’ forecast and Terminal Building Condition Assessment findings. The forecast and assessment provided the baseline conditions that the Master Plan used to make recommendations.
Airport consultants will then present to airport staff its final recommendations. At this time, a second round of public meetings will be scheduled in the first quarter of 2011 to present the final plan to stakeholders and the general public. Final recommendations will then go before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approval.