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Notice of proposed improvements at Mason City Municipal Airport



This news story was published on December 25, 2021.
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MASON CITY – The Mason City Airport Commission intends to undertake certain major improvements at the facility, and public hearings on the matter will be held soon.

Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for Public Comment

for Proposed Improvements at Mason City Municipal Airport, Mason City, Iowa

The Mason City Airport Commission intends to undertake the following proposed actions at the Mason City Municipal Airport:

  • Construct a new terminal facility with all public spaces on one level west of the existing terminal to meet current building codes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standards for passenger terminal facilities.
  • Expand the terminal apron to the west to meet standards for regional jet and narrow body charter operations.
  • Extend the access road to provide curbside service to the proposed terminal building to meet Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) standards.
  • Expand the parking areas to increase capacity to meet local municipality parking requirements.
  • Demolish (partial or full) the existing terminal, FAA annex, and restaurant.

We are providing notice of a public open house and public hearing where we will address the proposed actions potential economic, social, and environmental impacts. In addition, we will address the project’s consistency with the goals and objectives of the affected area’s land use or planning strategy.

A Public Open House will be held at the following time and place: Date January 18, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mason City Municipal Airport Highway 122 West

Mason City, Iowa

The Public Hearing will be held at the following time and place: Monday January 31, 2022, 4 p.m.

Mason City Municipal Airport Highway 122 West

Mason City, Iowa

Potentially affected environmental resources include: Section 4(f), Historical and Architectural Resources. An adverse effect to an historic property is being mitigated through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) per Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

The draft environmental assessment (EA) describing the proposed actions impacts will be available for public review until February 10, 2022. The draft EA may be viewed at the Mason City City Hall, the Mason City Airport, the Mason City Library, and at  http://flymcw.com/terminal_modernization/. A hard copy or CD of the EA may be mailed upon request. Those wishing to provide comments must do so by email or letter to the address below no later February 10, 2022:

David Sims, Airport Manager Mason City Airport

PO Box 1484

Mason City, IA 50402 dsims@masoncity.net or

Scott Tener

Federal Aviation Administration, ACE-611F901 Locust St.

Kansas City, MO 64106-2325 scott.tener@faa.gov

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment –including your personal identifying information– may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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