Phoenix City Council Approves Plans for Sky Harbor

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Photo courtesy of Sky Harbor International Airport

The Phoenix City Council has voted to send Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's Comprehensive Asset Management Plan (CAMP) to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval. 

CAMP is a roadmap for the future of the airport. It is aimed to make sure the airport is prepared to meet growing demand as travel to and from Phoenix grows.

“The best infrastructure projects anticipate the needs of a community far into the future," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. "Sky Harbor is one of our state’s largest economic engines and, with this unanimous vote, it will continue to drive our economy for generations to come.”

The proposed long-term plan includes moving cargo and support operations to the north side of the airport, allowing room to grow terminal facilities. The plan would also include providing space for the Air National Guard's 161st Refueling Wing to expand on the south side of the airport. 

There are also plans in consideration to improve access to the airport with changes to Sky Harbor Boulevard. 

Once the FAA approves the plan, each individual project of the plan will need to be approved by the City Council. The projects will be done incrementally to meet the needs as they emerge. According to a press release from Sky Harbor, the projects will be paid for through grants and airport revenue. Local tax dollars are not going to be used. 

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