Zoned AG-80 and AG-80(F).
Designated in General Plan as Agricultural Cropland.
The project requests a Use Permit to allow a "privately owned" public airport in the AG-80 and AG-80(F) zones. The project includes the following phases:
Phase I to widen the existing 40-foot wide runway to 60 feet to accomodate aircraft with a wingspan of 49 feet or less (Type A and B aircraft speeds less than 121 knots, the slowest approach aircraft speed categories, with maximum gross weight of 12,500 lbs.). Phase I will include 60 rental hangars and 25 aircraft tie downs. Phase I estimates 4,800 annual take-off/landings (average 13 per day).
The runway will be extended eight hundred (800) feet to the west to ensure that existing trees will not become a navigation obstruction and to provide a safety zone for landing aircraft. The project also entails displacing the landing point at the east end of the runway approximately eight hundred (800) feet to the west to minimize noise impacts.
Phase I will use an existing building for: 1) aircraft maintenance; 2) flight instruction; 3) aircraft sales; and 4) pilot supplies. A self service fuel island will be constructed. Phase I will also include the installation of a glide path outdoor guidance system for all aircraft approaching the runway. The guidance system for visual approaches will include either a Visual approach Slope Indicator or Precision Approach Path Indicator. Either guidance system is comprised of a small box containing lights that rests on the ground and is approximately 1 foot wide by 1 foot deep by 1 foot high. A pilot controlled lighting system will enable the pilot to use a designated frrequency to activate the runway lights and guidance system for a few minutes during landing.
Phase I includes operation of the airport 24 hours a day.
Phase II involves the addition of 49 rental hangars to be located west of the Phase I hangars. Phase II would commence upon the completion of Phase I construction and 90% occupancy of the Phase I hangar improvements. With the completion of Phase II, there may be an average to 20 takeoffs or landings per day, for a yearly average of 7,200. Only the same type of category A&B aircraft allowed under Phase I would be allowed under Phase II.
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics
Reviewing Agency Comments
Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics
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