Queen Creek P&Z to host special meeting Aug. 31

Proposed changes prompted by pending updates to airport land use plan The Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 31, to hear comments on four proposed Major General Plan Amendments as well as proposed rezoning changes to Planned Area Development parcels in the town of Queen Creek. The meeting […]

Barrio Brewing Company coming to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board of Directors last week approved a 10-year lease with Kind Hospitality Inc. for a restaurant and catering concession in the general aviation center at 5803 S. Sossaman Road. Barrio Brewing Company is expected to be open in the fall, according to a press release. “There are over 2,000 employees […]

Developer sought for 350-acre Gateway Aerospace Park

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority is requesting statements of qualifications from qualified firms or teams of firms to serve as master developer for the Gateway Aerospace Park at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The solicitation may be downloaded from online. The due date is Aug. 9. The airport is owned and operated by the PMGAA, with […]

Developer sought for 350-acre Gateway Aerospace Park

RFQ submission deadline is Aug. 9 The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority is requesting statements of qualifications from qualified firms or teams of firms to serve as master developer for the Gateway Aerospace Park at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The solicitation may be downloaded from online. The due date is Aug. 9. The airport is owned […]

Airport continues land use compatibility plan update

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is working to update its Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the airport and the surrounding area, which includes the towns of Queen Creek and Gilbert, part of the City of Mesa and unincorporated Maricopa and Pinal counties.

A public meeting will be held to share updates with the public on the ALUCP process at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Chandler-Gilbert Community College at Gateway, Bridget Hall within the Higley Room 7360 E. Tahoe Ave. in Mesa.

For more information visit phxmesagateway.org, or call 480-988-7600.

The primary focus of the plan update is to examine the suitability of the current Airport Planning Area boundaries, overflight zones, and land use planning policies. PGMAA is committed to ensuring that contemporary tools and methodologies are reflected in the preparation of the plan update, including reevaluated long-term aircraft noise exposure and land use planning guidelines. The ALUCP will reflect the intent of PMGAA to protect for long-term compatibility of the airport with surrounding communities by preventing the encroachment of non-compatible land uses into areas of long-term noise exposure risk.

Completion of the Draft ALUCP is expected by mid-2016. The current APA, originally established in 1996 as part of the Williams Regional Planning Study and updated in 2000 with the adoption of the 14 CFR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study for the Airport, is 85± square miles and comprises three overflight zones for zoning and land use considerations by local land use authorities including the city of Mesa, the towns of Queen Creek and Gilbert, and Maricopa and Pinal counties.

The airport authority is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley.
For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

Gateway Airport continues land use compatibility plan update

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is working to update its Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the airport and the surrounding area, which includes the towns of Queen Creek and Gilbert, part of the City of Mesa and unincorporated Maricopa and Pinal counties.

A public meeting will be held to share updates with the public on the ALUCP process at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Chandler-Gilbert Community College at Gateway, Bridget Hall within the Higley Room 7360 E. Tahoe Ave. in Mesa.

For more information visit its website, or call 480-988-7600.

The Airport Authority is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Gila River Indian Community and Phoenix. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley.

The primary focus of the plan update is to examine the suitability of the current Airport Planning Area boundaries, overflight zones, and land use planning policies. PGMAA is committed to ensuring that contemporary tools and methodologies are reflected in the preparation of the plan update, including reevaluated long-term aircraft noise exposure and land use planning guidelines.

The ALUCP will reflect the intent of PMGAA to protect for long-term compatibility of the airport with surrounding communities by preventing the encroachment of non-compatible land uses into areas of long-term noise exposure risk.

Completion of the Draft ALUCP is expected by mid-2016. The current APA, originally established in 1996 as part of the Williams Regional Planning Study and updated in 2000 with the adoption of the 14 CFR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study for the Airport, is 85± square miles and comprises three overflight zones for zoning and land use considerations by local land use authorities including the city of Mesa, the towns of Queen Creek and Gilbert, and Maricopa and Pinal counties.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport breaks ground on new taxiway

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority on Oct. 8 broke ground and began construction on a 3,610-foot by 75-foot-wide taxiway extension that will improve air traffic flow, expand capacity and reduce delays for passengers, according to a press release.

Gateway, the nation’s 39th busiest airport in 2014 with more than 228,000 landings and takeoffs, is committed to making its airport more efficient, Executive Director Jane Morris said. Gateway’s board of directors, made up of elected officials from across the Valley, has invested in infrastructure improvements that will enable the airport to handle additional aircraft more efficiently. The efficiency of an airport is increased when planes don’t have to wait in line to takeoff or land, which means less fuel and less engine time, Ms. Morris said in the release.

When completed, planes taking off and landing at Gateway are expected to be able to enter and exit the runway faster. The $5.4 million project to construct the new taxiway is expected to improve access to the eastern runway. The taxiway is slated for completion at the end of April 2016.

The project will be wholly funded by Gateway’s Passenger Facility Charges – routine fees that airports charge passengers to fund infrastructure upgrades and other improvement projects.

Expect low-flying military aircraft with Marine Week

The U.S. Marines will conduct aircraft operations involving helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft and will be based out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as part of Marine Week planned activities. Several of the operations will include helicopter landings at area high schools and high performance aircraft flyovers at public events. The aircraft will be based at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport when not in use and can be viewed at the public viewing park located at 5835 S. Sossaman Road, according to a press release.

Expected aircraft participation include:

·F/A-18C ‘Super Hornet’
·KC-130J ‘Hercules’
·H-1Y ‘Venom’ (Huey)
·H-1Z ‘Viper’ (Cobra)
·MV-22B ‘Osprey’

The operations, which will vary in aircraft participation, will take place:

· 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, near First Street and Jefferson in Phoenix

· 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Basha High School in Chandler

· 9-10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Buckeye Union High School in Buckeye

· 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Arizona National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix

· 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 11, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale

· 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Chase Field in Phoenix

· 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe

· 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale

· 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, near irst Street and Jefferson in Phoenix

East Valley residents should expect low-flying military operations as aircraft arrive and depart Gateway Airport. Concerned residents can call the Airport Authority’s noise complaint line at 480-929-7902.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority

The Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 35 cities via Allegiant and has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley. For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

Allegiant Air may leave Phoenix-Mesa Gateway for Sky Harbor

Everyone around here is supposed to be celebrating the news of new nonstop service to San Diego. Instead, most travelers are concerned about Allegiant Air possibly pulling out and moving their 34 non-stop flights and 200-plus employees (from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport) over to Sky Harbor Airport.