McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan


The 2015-2035 McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan provides a comprehensive approach to strategic planning for the airport’s facilities and services. It is intended to develop a framework for the future of McClellan-Palomar Airport within the context of local, regional, and national aviation system environments.

This new Master Plan identifies and assesses a range of development alternatives for meeting the Airport’s forecast, facility, safety, and operational requirements for the next planning period. The focus will be on developing a plan of action that is demand driven, can adjust to the changing dynamics of the surrounding environment, and is reasonable and justifiable. The Master Plan will consider many factors including market trends, land use opportunities and constraints, natural resources, community concerns, and financial feasibility.

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Mail: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Attn: Project Manager Vince Hourigan
401 B Street, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101

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Public Outreach

Public involvement is a key component of the Master Plan process. County Airports will be soliciting input from airport users, tenants, travelers, resource agencies, public officials, and residents throughout the planning process and at key stages of the Master Plan’s development. Public workshops and meetings will be held to discuss the Plan’s findings and recommendations.

Palomar Airport Advisory Committee

Ongoing updates on the progress of the Master Plan will be held at regularly scheduled meetings of the Palomar Airport Advisory Committee (PAAC). Information on the committee and its meeting schedule are found here.

Environmental documents

Board of Supervisors

On December 16, 2015, the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors considered options for the new Master Plan for McClellan-Palomar Airport. The meeting was held a 9 a.m. at 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310, San Diego, CA. The Board was requested to provide direction on a preferred option for Airport classification for the McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan, subject to the preparation of a Program-Level Environmental Impact Report. Please see the following links for more information.

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