Master Plan Update
Eugene Airport, Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG) is a primary commercial service airport serving the needs of the City of Eugene, west central region of Oregon, and the Pacific-Northwest. RS&H assisted EUG in creating a new Airport Master Plan that looked beyond the standard 20-year planning horizon.
One important aspect of this Master Plan was the integration of sustainability principles in facility development. Sustainability studies including a waste audit/recycling plan, energy audit, noise study, solar energy feasibility study, and economic development study were all undertaken to inform the feasibility of the associated sustainability initiatives and provide recommendations and guidance on the implementation of sustainability elements.
Balancing commercial operations and significant general aviation activity was another focus area of this Master Plan. Eugene Airport struggles with “growing pains” typical of Airports that must balance increasing commercial operations with a robust general aviation community. Working with Airport stakeholder groups to achieve consensus on the hierarchy of Airport roles within the community, development opportunities and limitations were identified to best serve all Airport user groups in a safe and efficient manner.
Finally, RS&H integrated financial planning into the CIP development process, thereby efficiently creating an implementable set of projects which were strategically sequenced, logically phased, and held a strong correlation to realistic funding expectations.
Currently, the following projects from the Eugene Airport Master Plan are in process of being implemented:
- Advanced Terminal Planning Study
- Runway 16L-34R Rehabilitation
- Remove Old Fuel Storage Facility
- Landside Roadway, Parking Lot Improvements
- Landside Equipment and Materials Storage Facility
- New Car Rental Quick Turn Facility
- Demolish Old ATCT, Friendly Hangar and Old Equipment and Materials Storage Building
- Terminal Concourse Expansion
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