Airport Master Plan Update Funded
The City of Georgetown is beginning an update process for the Airport Master Plan for the Georgetown Municipal Airport. The City Council approved a project participation agreement at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
Funding for the project is being provided through a 90/10 matching grant program administered by the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division that requires a 10 percent local match. The grant includes $180,000 in federal funding and $20,000 in funding from the City Airport fund, which is supported by revenues and taxes generated at the Airport. Local Airport funds of $20,000 for the grant were approved in the City’s budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The Airport Master Plan is a long-term planning document that provides a framework for future considerations at the Airport, such as new business opportunities, infrastructure improvements, and desired community goals for the Airport. The current Airport Master Plan was last updated in 2005.
A consultant will be hired this summer to lead the update process. Public input will be part of the Master Plan update, which is scheduled to begin this fall and is expected to be a two-year process.
The Georgetown Municipal Airport is a general aviation regional reliever airport located on Airport Road in Georgetown. Find out more about the Georgetown Municipal Airport at airport.georgetown.org.