A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS was held on November 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM to consider certification of the Final EIR and adoption of the proposed Airport Master Plan Project (Alternative 1). Please use the following link to access the agenda: https://montereyairport.specialdistrict.org/2018-11-26-board-of-directors-special-meeting  At this Special Meeting, the Monterey Peninsula Airport District Board approved the following resolutions regarding the Monterey Regional Airport Master Plan EIR and Airport Master Plan Project:

  1. Resolution No. 1730 to approve and certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and related CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations for the Monterey Regional Airport Master Plan.
  2. Resolution No. 1731 to approve Alternative 1 as the Monterey Regional Airport Master Plan.  The Airport Master Plan will provide a development framework to implement improvements that will enable the Airport to accommodate future demand for air travel in the region, enhance airport safety, incorporate airport sustainability goals, and increase airport self-sustainability.

The project is the proposed Airport Master Plan (AMP) for the Monterey Regional Airport (Airport).  Based on the findings of an Initial Study prepared in 2015, an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was needed to fully assess the environmental implications of the proposed draft AMP and its recommended development projects. Therefore, an EIR (SCH#2015121105) has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as contained within California Public Resources Code, Division 13, Sections 21000-21177. Click here to view the EIR documents. The format and subject matter included within the EIR conforms to the guidelines set forth by the State of California within the California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, Sections 15000-15387 and Appendices A-K, and can be reviewed via the EIR documents tab of this website. The Monterey Peninsula Airport District (District) is the Lead Agency in the CEQA process.

Projects evaluated within the EIR include all projects recommended in the proposed AMP’s capital improvement program, as well as the overall on-airport land use plan (which could include non aviation development and redevelopment on the airport property); however, long-term projects (occurring within 20 years) have been addressed within the EIR at a programmatic level due to the lack of project details available for projects likely to be implemented more than ten years from now. Future environmental analysis for these long-term projects will be required and additional analysis may be necessary prior to approval. Specific recommended long-term projects evaluated at the programmatic level include:

  • Construct 106 new GA hangars on the north side of the Airport;
  • Redevelop the existing GA (small aircraft) hangar area (no increase in use intensity);
  • Redevelop the existing airport industrial area (no increase in use intensity);
  • Construct non-aviation uses on the north side of the Airport (north of Airport Road);
  • Construct non-aviation uses on the south side of the Airport (north of Highway 68);
  • Upgrade the perimeter fence;
  • Construct a consolidated maintenance building;
  • Acquire runway protection zone (RPZ) land (20 acres);
  • Acquire RPZ avigation easement (14 acres); and
  • Extend Taxiway “B” to the Runway 28L threshold and construct geometry improvements for Taxiways “G,” “K,” “L,” and “M.”

Short-term or intermediate-term projects identified in the proposed AMP have been evaluated at a project-specific level in the EIR.
These proposed projects include:

  • Safety enhancement components related to Taxiway “A” relocation and associated building relocations (i.e., a Taxiway “A” shift to 327.5 feet [ft] from Runway 10R-28L to provide additional runway-taxiway separation);
    • The airport safety enhancement project involves several components associated with increasing the runway-taxiway separation to 327.5 feet between Taxiway “A” and the Airport’s primary runway (Runway 10R-28L);
    • The relocation of the hangars currently located on the southeast part of the Airport (Phase 1);
    • Construction of a relocated commercial terminal and necessary apron pavement (and associated parking and roadway improvements); and
    • Relocation of the existing aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) building, and construction to replace vehicular parking along Fred Kane Drive;
    • This project then provides for the demolition of the existing commercial passenger terminal and ARFF building to allow for the southerly shift of Taxiway “A.”
  • Construction of a new “north side” road, which would extend from Del Rey Gardens Drive in Del Rey Oaks (off Highway 218) to the northeast side of the Airport. Access to the north side of the Airport is currently provided via Airport Road, which runs through the CONA neighborhood, located northwest of the Airport.  The new “north side” road would provide additional access to the north side of the Airport and would allow access through the CONA neighborhood for areas east of Gate 22 to be discontinued.
  • Construct a Highway 68 frontage road; and
  • Acquire a 5.5-acre private parcel near the proposed commercial terminal complex.



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Updated 11/28/18