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Coleman A Young International Airport

PROPOSED MAJOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS

  • Removal of FAA waivers of design standards on existing runways.  This project entails land acquisition and demolition of structures that infringe on the City Airport operating environment.
  • Foreign Trade Zone designation to help local industries take advantage of growing global markets
  • Terminal improvements
  • Taxiway Paving and Hangar Development

WHY IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED

Improvements are necessary in order to ensure that Coleman A. Young International Airport remains a safe and vibrant resource for Detroit. Improving Coleman A. Young International Airport will result in more jobs for Detroiters, better housing for those who will need to relocate, and a resurgence of economic vitality for the area around the airport, meaning more opportunities for new business and industry as well as for expansion of existing business and industry.  Additionally, the improvements are projected to yield a considerable increase in revenue for the Airport and the City of Detroit.

The Detroit metropolitan area, particularly the eastern and north-central suburbs (Macomb County and central and eastern Oakland County) will also see benefits in the form of reduced travel time and distance to an air travel facility. With expanded service at City Airport, fewer people will need to travel to Metro Airport, with most cutting their travel time and distance roughly in half. Additionally, the City Airport improvements will mean reduced flight congestion at Metro Airport.  Approximately 52% of the population in the seven county Detroit Metropolitan area would find Coleman A. Young International Airport more convenient.

IMPROVEMENT PROJECT DETAILS

The City of Detroit is updating the Airport Masterplan.

It is anticipated that the Environmental Process associated with any major improvements will take two years to complete once initiated.

A Noise Compatibility (Part 150) Study will be completed in conjunction with the EIS.

AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS  (Facilities and Grounds)

General
  • New Landscaping                                                          
  • Land Acquisition
  • Security Upgrades
Passenger Terminal
  • Passenger Awning
  • Drop-off, Pick-up Traffic Enhancements
Executive Terminal
  • New paving and landscaped entryway
  • Interior Renovation
  • New Roof
Parking
  • Parking lot repaving
AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED
  • Renovation of main passenger terminal building.
  • Expansion and resurfacing of main runway.
  • Relocation of navigational equipment.
  • Renovation of general aviation/corporate center at the Executive Terminal.
  • Resurfacing, lighting of additional parking lots.
  • Reconstruction of Taxiway-Alpha, Golf-Taxistreet Fox and Terminal Apron
  • Redesign of terminal roadway, new taxiways.
  • New aircraft parking area.
  • New airfield weather system.
  • New airfield electrical system including emergency generator.
  • Installation of a card-access security system.

    TOTAL INVESTMENT: Approx. $40 MILLION

AREA IMPROVEMENTS

The Planning and Development Department has developed a layout plan for an industrial park along Van Dyke. In addition, Planning and Development is currently working with private developers to construct a retail center along the Gratiot Avenue boundary of the airport.