MESA, Ariz. — Work has begun on an update to the master plan for Phoenix Goodyear Airport (KGYR).
A consultant team made up of members from Armstrong Consultants, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Genesis Consulting Group, Woolpert, and Class V Communications has begun work on the update.
The existing airport master plan was completed in 2007 prior to the economic downturn in 2008. The airport, like the rest of the economy, has steadily made gains over the past nine years. In order to accurately reflect the current aviation activities and growth at the airport and in the surrounding community, a new airport master plan is needed, according to airport officials.
The master planning process is designed to enhance airport safety and efficiency, and outline potential development for businesses and airport users.
The final document will provide short- and long-term goals for development and will also identify potential funding sources for infrastructure improvements.
Community engagement will be emphasized throughout the master planning process and will include the formation of advisory committees whose input will directly influence planning decisions at the airport, officials noted.
Community members will also be invited to observe and ask questions about the development of the master plan update through a series of public meetings.
“The master plan will serve as a roadmap for the future development of the airport,” said Charlie McDermott, Project Manager at Armstrong Consultants. “Our team is ready to spend the next 12 to 18 months working with the communities to make sure the master plan meets the needs of a growing city.”