RS&H prepared the ANC Master Plan Update and identified the short-, mid-, and long-term development needs of the Airport to meet future aviation demand. This update included a comprehensive review of existing conditions and future facility needs, including a reuse plan for the North Terminal, airfield upgrades to meet current FAA standards for taxiway dimensions and separation, and airfield capacity needs to meet forecast aircraft operations growth of 30 percent over 20 years. Another key component of the Master Plan Update was development of demand-based trigger points that determine the timing of future infrastructure development. The Master Plan Update enabled ANC management to make well-informed, fiscally sound development decisions in the near term without compromising the Airport’s potential long-term expansion needs.
The Anchorage Master Plan addressed air cargo and general aviation growth, terminal facilities, and land use. The project included a comprehensive stakeholder involvement program to address the Airport’s growth and economic benefits with community concerns about noise and land use.
RS&H completed the major elements of the ANC Master Plan in just 18 months which helped maintain constructive community and stakeholder engagement. The Airport has been successfully implementing projects from the capital program that was prepared under the Master Plan having recently rehabilitated and modified Runway 15-33.