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Airport Master Plan

The City of Lee’s Summit has contracted with engineering firm Crawford, Murphy and Tilly (CMT) to develop a new Master Plan and Business Plan for the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport. Having constructed and implemented a majority of the previous Master Plan and Business Plan recommendations, the recent increase in aircraft operations and significant interest in parcels owned by the airport that provide airfield access has led the City to begin planning a fresh 20-year vision for the airport and its users. 

These two plans are being initiated together to leverage synergies that can be realized between the documents. Both documents are rooted in airport staff, airport stakeholder, and user and community input and coordination. 

We would like to hear from YOU! 

Tell us your thoughts about the past, present and future of our airport and throughout the duration of the Airport Master Plan process. Here's how you can get involved:

  • Submit comments right here! This form is available throughout the duration of this planning process.
  • A public open house is tentatively scheduled for September to review demand projections and facility requirements. 
  • Join us in December during the presentation of findings to the City Council. Public comments will be welcomed!

Airport Master Planning Process Steps

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Airport master plans are prepared to explore and possibly support the modernization and improvements of existing airports.  The Master Plan is the City’s (referred to as the sponsor by the FAA and MoDOT) strategy for the long-term development of the airport. The purpose of a master plan is to provide the framework guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential local impacts. 

The Master Plan update is being funded by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant that covers 90% of the cost. Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) trust fund dollars were secured to cover a 90% share of the Business Plan Update. The City has funded the 10% match required for both grants. These two plans are being initiated together to leverage synergies that can be realized between the documents.

The City of Lee’s Summit has contracted with engineering firm Crawford, Murphy and Tilly (CMT) to develop a new Master Plan and Business Plan for the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport. 

 

Master Plans in the aviation world typically span a 20-year planning horizon.

The Master Plan serves as a guiding document for the Airport and Community over the next 20 years. It identifies airfield improvements, potential land uses, and informs the Airport and applicable government agencies about relevant capital improvements projects.

Potential commercial service opportunities are not being identified, or being planned for as a part of this Master Plan.

All Airport Stakeholders, Airport Users, Federal and State Government Officials, public, and in short, everyone who want to see it, should. Copies of report documents and chapters, as they are accepted and/or approved, will be uploaded to this website.

The criteria used in the preparation of the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Master Plan is contained in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) published Advisory Circular (AC) 150-5070-6B “Airport Master Plans”. Additional FAA guidance used in this Airport Master Plan will include: AC 150/5300-13, Change 1 “Airport Design”.


Airport Master Plan Comments

As the Airport Master Plan and Business Plan proceeds, we would like to hear your comments and thoughts. Please submit them below.

Timeline

Progress to Date

Upcoming Meetings

  • Public Open House - August/September TBA

Meeting Minutes

Stakeholder Committee


Phil Mall, BOAC Chair
Paula Derks, City Council BOAC Liaison
Mike McGraw, FBO's & Airport Tenant
Dr. John Faulkenberry, Airport Tenant
Matt Baird, Chamber & Business Community
Mark Reid, LPOA/Neighborhood
Rick McDowell, Economic Development Council
Joe Mullins, University of Central Missouri
Dr. Jeremy Bonneson, R-7 School District/Education
Brian Boehmer, MoDOT Aviation

Consultant
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
1627 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
816.272.8363
abodine@cmtengr.com