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Environmental Assessment for Northeast Area Development Plan
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The Project
Project Events
Public Information Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Administration Building, Saguaro Room
5835 So. Sossaman Road, Mesa, AZ 85212

Public Hearing

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Administration Building, Saguaro Room
5835 So. Sossaman Road, Mesa, AZ 85212

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Tony Bianchi at 480-988-7649 or Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) has initiated on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Northeast Area Development Plan (NADP) at Phoenix- Mesa Gateway Airport. PMGAA is undertaking the NADP to provide a developable area that can provide the users of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with a modern, efficient, and expandable passenger terminal complex at a level of service that is consistent and competitive with other air carrier airports in the southwestern United States, and to provide additional development and revenue opportunities. The proposed facilities would be located northeast of Runway 12L-30R on a mostly undeveloped 700-acre parcel, south of Ray Road and west of Ellsworth Road.

Components of the Proposed Action

  • Provide grading, site preparation, and utility connections for commercial development
  • Passenger terminal complex with 10 gates and aircraft parking spaces
  • Airfield, taxiway, and taxilane improvements
  • Complete construction of full length parallel taxiway northeast of Runway 12L-30R
  • Aircraft apron
  • Access roadways and terminal curbfront improvements
  • Vehicle parking spaces
  • Relocation of utilities, service roads, and perimeter fencing
  • Ancillary/support facilities for aviation
  • Relocate Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) off airport
  • Relocate Ellsworth Channel
  • Improve Powerline Floodway
  • Demolition of existing buildings and structures within the northeast development area, grading for site preparation

Project Map

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Environmental Assessment Process

Before the proposed NADP can be approved or determined eligible for FAA funding, an EA is required. In accordance with FAA regulations, the EA is being conducted in compliance with FAA guidance that implements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Federal guidance for the environmental process encourages public involvement and identifies the analysis to be completed to determine the potential impacts in a number of environmental categories. Some of the categories with local concerns include: aircraft overflight and resulting noise concerns, compatible land use, historic and archaeological resources, air and water quality, stormwater management, and traffic impacts. Alternatives evaluated during the NADP process as well as other viable alternatives for the passenger terminal development will be evaluated in the EA. Where actions are found to have environmental consequences, mitigation measures will be identified and considered by the FAA.

The EA Process

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Public Outreach

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) held a public scoping meeting/information workshop on an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed Northeast Area Development Plan at Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus on Thursday, September 12, 2013. A copy of the Scoping Report is now available to download and view from the Documents section below. The scoping report includes material presented during the scoping meetings as well as comments received during the comment period.

A second public meeting/information workshop was held on April 7, 2016 to present the Draft Environmental Assessment. No comments were received at that time.

On December 13, 2016, PMGAA will hold a Public Informational Meeting at 5:30 PM. A Public Hearing will immediately follow the Informational Meeting at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Any party interested in providing testimony or comments on the final draft EA will have an opportunity at this hearing. Both events will take place at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at 5835 So. Sossaman Road, Mesa, AZ. Written comments will be accepted until December 28, 2016 by 5:00 PM.

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Environmental Assessment Project Fact Sheet
Northeast Area Development Plan Environmental Assessment Scoping Report Draft
Final Draft Environmental Assessment Document
Final Draft Environmental Assessment Document Appendices

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Contact Us

Written comments may be submitted by:

  • Mail to the Authority offices at PMGAA EA Comments, Administration Offices, 5835 South Sossaman Road, Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Sending an e-mail to
  • Faxed to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at (480) 988-2315
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