The Village of Lansing intends to submit to the Federal Aviation Administration a request for Federal funds to assist the Village in carrying out the following development at the Lansing Municipal Airport, Lansing, Illinois:

The Village of Lansing, Illinois proposes the following improvements to the Lansing Municipal Airport:  Construct, light and mark (including signage) a 1,615’ x 75’ extension to Runway 18 and parallel taxiway, including grading and drainage.  Construct, light and mark (including signage) a 285’ x 75’ extension to Runway 36 and parallel/connecting taxiways, including grading and drainage.  Construct, light and mark (including signage) extensions to taxiways Golf and Kilo, including grading and drainage.  Remove existing connector taxiway Echo.  Strengthen existing Runway 18/36 and taxiways to terminal ramp areas.  Construct, light and mark automobile parking and access roadways, including grading and drainage.  Construct, light and mark aircraft parking aprons and buildings/hangars, including grading and drainage.  Construct fire protection system to southwest quadrant.  Install approach light system to Runway 36.  Install airport security/perimeter fencing.  Relocate the Runway 18 Localizer and access road.  Relocate Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and access road.  Relocate and replace Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) and access road.  Relocate PAPI’s to Runways 18 & 36.  Relocate REIL’s to Runways 18 & 36.  Relocate wind indicators for Runways 18 & 36.  Construct compensatory stormwater storage basins.  Construct a 30' channel widening modification along the Lansing Drainage Ditch between the Lansing Diversion and Runway 9/27.  Rehabilitate north quadrant T-hangar apron.  Acquire approximately 75 acres of land, in fee simple title, including relocation assistance for one residence.  Acquire approximately 30 acres of avigation easements.  Modify Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for Runway 18/36.  Mitigate floodplain encroachment of as much as approximately 62 acres of floodplains.  Mitigate wetland impacts of as much as approximately 11 acres of wetlands.  Approval of the Airport Layout Plan.

A Draft Environmental Assessment has been prepared which summarizes anticipated environmental effects of the proposed actions.  A copy of the Draft Environmental Assessment is available for public review, during normal working hours, at the following locations:

  • Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL  60018 (847) 294-7336
  • Lansing Municipal Airport, 3250 Bob Malkas Drive, Lansing, IL  60438 (708) 418-5888
  • Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438 (708) 474-2447
  • Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave. Lynwood, IL 60411
    (708) 758-0090
  • Lake Co. Public Library, Munster Branch, 8701 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN
    46321-2526 (219) 836-8450
  • Internet website: igqdevelopment.com

A public hearing will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Lansing Municipal Airport Administrative Office, 3250 Bob Malkas Drive, Lansing, IL, 60438.  The purpose of this hearing is to consider the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed development.

The Consultants preparing the Study will be available to answer questions in an Open House format, and both verbal and written comments will be accepted by a court reporter.  No formal presentation will be made.  General written materials provided at the hearing will be available in English.  If other special assistance is necessary, please contact John DeLaurentiis, Airport Manager, with these requests by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  Written comments will also be accepted until Wednesday, March 28, 2012.  Written comments should be addressed to Mr. John DeLaurentiis, Airport Manager, Lansing Municipal Airport, 3250 Bob Malkas Drive, Lansing, IL, 60438.  Comments may also be faxed to John DeLaurentiis at (708) 418-3862 or e-mailed to IGQcomments@cmtengr.com.

In addition to public review sites identified above, a copy has been made available for public review at the Lake County Public Library, Dyer/Schererville Branch, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway Schererville, IN 46375 (219) 322-4731