In April and May, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held 11 public information/open house workshops on proposed airspace improvements in the Denver metro area. The improvements are part of the Denver Metroplex project, which proposes to use streamlined satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the Denver metro area. Existing air routes may be modified with new satellite-based routes.
The Denver Metroplex project includes Denver International Airport, Centennial Airport, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Buckley Air Force Base, Northern Colorado Regional Airport, Front Range Airport, and Greeley-Weld County Airport. It is one of 12 Metroplex projects nationwide.
Today was the last day the FAA was receiving comments on the proposed Metroplex project. Mayor Rakowsky, on behalf of Greenwood Village, provided the following comment as part of the Preliminary Design Comment Phase for Denver Metroplex NextGEN.
1) We have reviewed the flight path maps and we were told by numerous FAA personnel at the April 18, 2017 public meeting that the FAA implementation of Denver Metroplex-NextGEN should have no impact on Greenwood Village for arrivals and departures from Denver International Airport or Centennial Airport. We are relying upon this and it is our hereby stated expectation that the City of Greenwood Village will have no greater impact from aircraft noise following the implementation of Denver Metroplex.
Greenwood Village is actively following this issue through City Council liaison and District 3 Councilmember Steve Moran; former City Councilmember Karen Blilie and staff. The Mayor has requested the opportunity to have follow-up dialogue with FAA personnel including the Northwest Mountain Region Regional Administrator or Deputy regarding Denver Metroplex-NextGEN in the near future
For more information please call Heather Vidlock, Community Development Director, at 303-486-5774.