Draft Environmental Assessment for Falcon Field Airport development available for public review through Jan. 15

December 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

The City of Mesa, Arizona, owner and operator of the Falcon Field Airport, has signed a Master Tenant lease with a private developer who proposes to construct a hangar development area commonly referred to as the Davcon/Mesa Hangar Development. Notice is hereby given that the City of Mesa is seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of an Airport Layout Plan change for the Mesa-Falcon Field Airport for the proposed Davcon/Mesa Hangar Development. The Proposed Action would develop approximately 23 acres located in the northwest quadrant of the Airport. The Development would include the construction of aircraft hangars, office space, and potential aircraft manufacturing space.

A Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions, as well as applicable Executive Orders, Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA, and other applicable federal, state, and local requirements.

The DEA presents the purpose and need for the proposed project, reasonable alternatives, discussion of impacts for each alternative, and supporting appendices.

The City of Mesa and the FAA are issuing this Notice of Availability to advise the public that the DEA will be available for public review beginning on December 16, 2019. The public comment period starts on December 16, 2019 and ends January 15, 2020. The DEA may be viewed electronically at https://www.falconfieldairport.com/about-us/news-room, a hardcopy can be provided upon request, or viewed at the following locations:

Falcon Field Airport Administration Office
4800 E. Falcon Drive
Mesa, AZ 85215

Mesa City Clerk's Office
Mesa City Plaza
20 E. Main Street
Suite 150
Mesa, AZ 85201

Comments on the DEA can be addressed to:
Jviation, Inc.
Attn: Morgan Einspahr
900 S. Broadway, Suite 350
Denver, CO 80209

All comments submitted by email must be received by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on January 15, 2020. All mailed comments must be received by the deadline, not simply postmarked by the date.

When submitting comments, please include your address, phone number, email address, or other identifying information. Be advised that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time.