How should the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport terminal reflect our community values?
The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is currently undergoing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new terminal/transit center and redevelopment of the east side of the Airport to meet safety and efficiency needs. These needs were identified in a 20-year Airport Master plan completed and approved by Pitkin County Commissioners in 2012.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that 25% of proposed redevelopment at the airport be designed during the Environmental Assessment process to help fully understand potential impacts ranging from noise to socioeconomic.
Over the coming months a 45-member Airport Citizen Input Committee will rely on feedback about the future of the airport from the broader community. A series of ‘visioning’ questions will be presented here (one at a time, a new question about every two weeks) that are intended to stimulate community feedback about the unique character of the county-owned airport. This important feedback will influence the initial 25% of the design of the commercial terminal and other east side facilities.