picture-grpProject Overview

 

Welcome to the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (Airport or GRK) Master Plan (Killeen, Texas) project website. This website was created to provide a venue to distribute draft Master Plan materials to interested members of the public and to allow the public to provide input into the Master Planning process.

GRK is the civilian portion of a much larger military installation, Gray Army Airfield, owned by the United States Army.  The joint-use airport arrangement is somewhat unique as the facility serves both as an Army Air Field, as well as a civilian airport serving itinerant corporate and commercial passenger aviation activity.  The joint-use agreement has been established between the U.S. Army and the City of Killeen, Texas. This Airport Master Plan has been undertaken to evaluate the Airport’s civilian capabilities and role, to forecast future aviation demand, and to plan for the timely development of new or expanded facilities that may be required to meet projected demand. The ultimate goal of the Master Plan is to provide guidelines for the civilian portion of the Airport’s overall maintenance, development, and operation in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner, while adhering to appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety design standards wherever applicable.  It is intended specifically to evaluate and make recommendations only for civilian uses and needs; however, military use and activity will be an important part of the process.

The Airport is of interest to many within the regional community, including residents, businesses, community organizations, airport users, and aviation organizations. The planning process will be closely coordinated with an advisory committee that is made of up government representatives, airport users and tenants, and local community representatives. In particular, this site will be utilized to distribute draft Master Plan materials to the master plan advisory committee (MPAC), as well as interested members of the public. This forum also presents the opportunity for the MPAC and interested parties to provide input into the planning process via the comment section.

This Master Plan will provide a vision for the airport covering the next 20 years. With this vision, the City of Killeen will have advance notice of potential future airport funding needs so that appropriate steps can be taken to ensure that adequate funds are budgeted and planned.

The specific goals to be considered in the Master Plan include:

Research and evaluate socioeconomic factors likely to affect the air transportation demand in the region.

  • Be reflective of the goals and visions of the surrounding area, especially those related to quality of life, business and development, and land use.
  • Definition of current and future aviation demand.
  • Analysis of existing and future airfield design parameters to meet existing and forecasted demand.
  • Determine the projected facility needs of airport users, which are further supported by Airport development alternatives.
  • Recommend improvements that will enhance the airport’s safety capabilities to the maximum extent possible.
  • Produce current and accurate airport base maps and updated airport layout plan (ALP) drawings.
  • Establish a schedule of development priorities and a program for the improvements proposed in the Master Plan.
  • Prioritize the airport’s capital improvement program (CIP) and develop a detailed financial plan.
  • Develop the required level of environmental documentation for approval of the new Master Plan.
  • Coordinate this Master Plan with local, state, and federal agencies.

 

The Master Plan is being prepared by a team of consultants contracted by the City of Killeen. The GRK Master Plan will be prepared in accordance with FAA guidelines, as well as industry-accepted practices, including Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans and Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A – Change 1, Airport Design.

Please download and review the draft materials as they become available in the Project Documents section of this website. If you have comments or questions regarding the Master Plan materials, please feel free to submit them to the planning team here. Comments received will be given due consideration during the preparation of the Master Plan.

 

 

 

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