WSDOT Aviation has updated its Airport and Compatible Land-Use Program Guidebook to better assist airports, local jurisdictions, elected officials and aviation advocates in meeting planning requirements outlined in state law. The updated guidebook does not change land-use requirements for towns, cities and counties. Instead, the new version will use graphics and visuals to present land-use planning concepts in an engaging, reader-friendly way.
Watch the introductory video
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Cover (pdf 1,225 kb)
Executive Summary (pdf 443 kb)
Acknowledgements (pdf 632 kb)
Contents (pdf 256 kb )
Chapter 1 (pdf 1,641 kb)
Chapter 2 (pdf 4,043 kb)
Chapter 3 (pdf 2,224 kb)
Appendix A : Formal Consultation (pdf 492 kb)
Appendix B : Noise (pdf 2,994 kb)
Appendix C : Airport Influence Area (pdf 4,553 kb)
Appendix D : Airspace Protection (pdf 2,911 kb)
Appendix E : Safety (pdf 3,047 kb)
Appendix F : Compatibility Critical Matrixes (pdf 1,109 kb)
Appendix G : Legal Framework (pdf 456 kb)
Appendix H : Worksheets - includes Worksheets 1A - 7A (pdf 636 kb)
Appendix I : Model Documents (pdf 221 kb)
Appendix J : Model Comprehensive Goals and Policies (pdf 223 kb)
Glossary (pdf 226 kb)
Acronyms (pdf 220 kb)
Bibliography (pdf 373 kb)
WSDOT hosted several community meetings across the state to review and discuss the new guidebook. The meetings occured from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Monday, May 24, at the Arlington Airport office , 18204 59th Dr NE, Arlington, WA 98223.
- Tuesday, May 25 at the Port of Chehalis office , 321 Maurin Road Chehalis, WA 98532.
- Wednesday, May 26 at the Yakima Library , downtown branch, 102 N Third St, Yakima, WA 98901
- Thursday, May 27 at the Spokane Library , downtown branch, 906 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201
Download a copy of the presentation given at the public meetings (pdf 2 mb).
Opportunities to review public comment:
WSDOT offered two public comment periods for the guidebook: a 30-day public comment period on May 10, and a 10-day public comment period on Oct. 27.
WSDOT wants to hear your comments and suggestions about the land-use guidebook. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, or pass on the comment form to those you think might be interested in commenting.
Download a comment form (pdf 18 kb)
For more information about the updated guidebook or to submit comments or questions, contact WSDOT Aviation planner Carter Timmerman at 360-651-6312 or firstname.lastname@example.org .