Southwest Washington Regional Airport – West Side Hangar Development EA

  • Location Kelso, WA
  • Client City of Kelso
  • Too Close for Comfort

    Runways, taxiways, & hangars situated too close together.

This former dairy farm site turned municipal airport needed several important improvements to meet safety standards and provide new hangar development areas to assist in transforming the airport into a regional hub. The West Side Hangar Development project was the first step at addressing an airspace clearance and setback issue at the airport. A number of hangars were in disrepair and located too close to taxiways and safety areas, penetrating airspace surfaces of the runway. The hangars needed to be removed while alternative hangar sites need to be developed to retain based aircraft capacity at the airport. Reid Middleton worked with the airport to evaluate alternative hangar site and taxilane concepts, evaluate required property acquisitions, and perform an environmental assessment of the preferred development option.