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Purpose: Long-Term Vision & Strategy

The Capital Region International Airport Master Plan provides a long-term vision and strategy for the airport and serves as a guide for future development. The Master Plan outlines how future needs will be accommodated in a financially feasible manner that is sensitive to the aviation, business, social and environmental interests of the community. Long-term development and industry forecasting is part of a Master Plan, and the typical planning horizon for a Master Plan update is 20 years.

A comprehensive Master Plan Update for the Capital Region International Airport was last prepared in 2004 and completed in 2006.

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Master Plan Update for 2022-2023

The Capital Region Airport Authority is in the initial stages of a Master Plan Update. A request for qualifications (RFQ) was issued by the CRAA in December 2021. The update will take place during 2022/2023, with final completion anticipated in late 2023.

Funding will be provided though the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Engineering and planning services will be in accordance with FAA and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) guidelines for AIP funded projects.

The intent of the update is to provide guidance that will enable CRAA to strategically position the airport for the future by maximizing operational efficiency and business effectiveness, as well as maximizing property availability for aeronautical and non-aeronautical development through efficient planning.

Check back for updates on the Master Plan Update process over the coming months.