Airport Master Plan, City of Sauk Centre, Minnesota
The master plan included an airport layout plan illustrating a 20-year vision to assist the city with future development.

Airport Master Plan

City of Sauk Centre, Minnesota

A master plan was deemed necessary by the FAA and MnDOT to evaluate the ultimate use of the airport. Sauk Centre was recently added into the Federal Aviation System in 2005. The master plan evaluated whether a 4,000-foot runway with upgraded non-precision approaches would be compatible with the existing airport site due to surrounding constraints. The outcome of the master plan study included development of an airport layout plan (ALP) compatible with state and federal aviation requirements.

The colored document displayed the 20-year plan for the airport should the City of Sauk Centre choose to move forward with the recommended development. An obstruction analysis was also completed as part of the ALP update to ensure the approach surfaces to the runway ends were clear of obstructions. Both MnDOT Office of Aeronautics and FAA staff were involved in the ALP alternative development which allowed for a faster review and approval time.