Airpark board approves update to master plan
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS — The Airpark board approved an update to the facility’s master plan during its February meeting. The plan describes the airport’s facilities and land development plans, as well as navigable airspace, aviation activity forecasts and future facility improvements.
The plan outlines some projects already underway, including the airport’s apron rehabilitation project.
Additional projects slated for the zero-to-five-year time horizon include a new 5,000-square-foot terminal building (2016-2017), an expanded fuel farm with an additional 12,000-gallon Jet-A fuel tank (2018), a 10-unit T-hangar building (2017), a multi-phased airport drainage system (2017-2019), and Phase 1 of a new west side access road (2018). The west side access road would break off Airport Road to the left, near S.R. 100 and follow a Florida Power and Light transmission line to the north. The roadway would improve access to the Florida International Rally and Motorsports Park, as well as any additional businesses on the west side of the airpark.
Projects projected in the six-to-10-year interval include construction of an additional 10-unit hangar building, rehabilitation of Taxiways B and C, design of Phase 2 of the west side access road and making changes to Runway 11/29 and Taxiway C to the northwest.
Projects falling into the 11-to-20-year planning period include studying the expansion of runway 5/23 to the northeast, construction of new Taxiways D and E, Phase 3 of the west side access road and design and construction of an internal access road from S.R. 100 to the south side building area. The internal access road would split off to the right from Airport Road near the south end of Runway 5/23 and run parallel to the current roadway, crossing Camp Crystal Lake Road.