Airport Master Plan Update
In July 2015, the City of Minot (Airport Sponsor) received notice to proceed with the development of an airport Master Plan Update (MPU) for the Minot International Airport (MOT). The intent of the master plan project is to provide updated data and analyses of airport activity and facilities that were not included in the previous MPU completed in 2010, as that last MPU was finished just prior to the Bakken oil boom and did not reflect the economic demand and aeronautical activity associated with that growth. Typically, airport master plans are updated every 5 to 10 years to cover a 10 to 20 year planning span and to reflect or depict the Sponsor's goals for the airport during that timeframe.
Requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration
Master Plans are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order for Sponsors to be eligible to receive federal funds for necessary airport improvements. The MOT MPU is being funded by both the FAA and the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC) and, together, will cover 95% of the costs. Both agencies, along with the Sponsor, must review and approve certain elements of the MPU in order for it to become an official planning document.
Planning consultant Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson (KLJ) is leading the master plan project and will accomplish this effort in accordance with FAA Advisory Circulars 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans, and 150 / 5300-13A, Airport Design. In addition, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) composed of airport users, economic development groups, City departments, and state and federal agencies periodically reviews the work products to provide input on the analyses and comment on proposed airport development as it relates holistically to the goals and initiatives of the City of Minot.
Public Access & Updates
This page will be updated periodically to provide public access to draft master plan documents and to inform residents and users when Public Information Meetings about the MPU will be held. Members of the public are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on the master planning effort. Questions or comments may be emailed directly to Deanna Stoddard, Airport Operations Manager.