PIE and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners are preparing a comprehensive Airport Master Plan. The last Airport Master Plan Update for PIE was completed in January 2004. There have been a number of changes at the airport, as well as in the aviation industry, prompting the need for a new Master Plan.
The primary goal is to create a 20-year airport development program to maintain a safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable airport facility for the Tampa Bay community. To achieve this goal, it is essential to receive input from key stakeholders, including the interested public and surrounding community, and users and tenants of the airport’s facilities. PIE is required to provide periodic updates of their planning documents for receiving development grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
PIE is hosting the first public informational workshop on May 30, 2018 to provide information on the first working paper of the Airport Master Plan study. This includes study background information, the existing airport conditions, forecasts of aviation activity, and an assessment of the passenger terminal building condition. As with the previous Kick-off Meeting, this workshop will be conducted in an open house format and the public is welcome to attend anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park (950 Lake Carillon Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) with directional signage on site for attendees. Please come out and learn more about PIE, the Airport Master Plan process, and to provide input to the overall Master Plan study.