While it is still in the preliminary stage, a master plan is currently being developed for the Steamboat Springs Airport that could see the construction of several new facilities at the site, including one or two new hangars.
The plan has already been the subject of several public input meetings and reviewed by an advisory board to the airport.
At issue is determining the future growth of the airport, which is located at 3499 Airport Circle, roughly three miles to the northwest of the Steamboat Spring’s town square.
Although the airport already has nearly fifty hangars, the need for more such structures has always been great. It is also thought that private operators flying in and out of the airport may fund the construction of such structures for their own use.
The new fueling stations would be in the form of self-serve operations designed specifically for smaller planes.
The plan, which is being put together by Dowl, a civil engineering consulting firm with offices in Denver, also includes the extension of the airport’s runway to 5,000 feet from its current 4,400 feet.
A final version of the plan is expected to be submitted to the Steamboat Springs City Council either later this year or in early 2020.
By Garry Boulard
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