Westchester to relaunch public engagement program for county airport

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Westchester County Airport passenger terminal

WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County Executive George Latimer is reintroducing a community engagement program, On the Horizon, to hear from the public on the future of Westchester County Airport.

In February 2020, Latimer first launched the program to support the Master Plan Supplement for the facility. After the COVID-19 pandemic put the project on hold for more than two years, Latimer is re-opening a county-wide discussion to listen to the concerns of residents, community organizations, the business community, environmental activists and more. Together, Latimer is hoping to create a new vision for the airport.

“Westchester County Airport is just one project that unfortunately came to a screeching halt with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but my administration is committed to completing a thorough evaluation of airport operations and its impacts, and a robust community engagement program,” he said. “Whether you use the airport to fly with your family to Florida, to pick up your parents who are visiting for the winter, or you use the airport for business travel, we need to hear from you. Our goal is to engage everyone the airport touches – our homeowners, business community, environmental groups, community organizations and more – a balance I am confident we can achieve.”

The Master Plan Supplement Community Engagement Program, called On the Horizon, includes a series of public events such as town halls. The Master Plan Supplement will focus on analysis of the airport with respect to the physical condition of its property, buildings and infrastructure, additional analysis of noise and environmental impacts and the local and regional economic impact of the airport. This analysis will be used to develop a vision for the airport in the future.

 

The schedule for the town hall is:

 

Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603

 

Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.

Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase St, Purchase, NY 10577

 

Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m.

Mercy College

555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522