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FLL Master Plan Update Workshop 10/18 (PDF Incld)  
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Master Plan Update Workshop

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Master Plan Update Workshop on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the initial draft of Phase 1 of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Master Plan and other vital and essential planning initiatives.


Here's the workshop briefing package:

http://www.broward.org/airport/workshop_briefing101805.pdf

Key topics to be discussed:

- Proposed runway 9R/27L extension
- Whether or not to preserve the option of a North Parallel Runway
- Decommissioning of the Crosswind Runway (13/31)
- Implications of reconsidering the role of G.A. at FLL in the future
- assessment of existing west side land use master plan
- International Terminal (T-4) expansion
- Concourse A
- Exit Roadway Improvements

In the presentation, two of these really stand out as intriguing:

- The west side land use plan: Basically a complete overhaul of everything west of 13/31 (including new facilities to be placed over part of 13/31 as it sits today), with new G.A. and cargo facilities. See page 10 in the presentation for an image.

- The expansion of the International Terminal (T-4) to occupy land over the vacated car rental facilities just east of the present Terminal 4, and the possible expansion of T-3 westward to occupy former 13/31 space. See pages 16 & 18 for images.

Things may get very interesting here in the future...


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
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User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

Wow, this should be really interesting!

Wait, why would they want to decommission runways 13/31? And do you know by how much they are going to expand runways 9R/27L?

I really hope they do expand terminal four, then maybe we will see some service from Europe!


User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

Quoting IslipWN (Reply 1):
Wait, why would they want to decommission runways 13/31?

They have to make room, somehow!


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

Why decommission 13/31? This is why:



(A composite image, one from the proposed west side expansion, and the other from the terminal expansions.)

Also, IIRC, the original proposal for 9R/27L was to 9,000 (like 9L/27R). I believe that was rejected for a shorter extension (either 8,000 or 8,500).



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4150 times:

all I have to say is "HOLY MOTHER" that long term plan is...wow...I can't put it into words. The near term making T3 a hub (possibly for NK?) and in the long term connecting the international terminal to T3 and T2...wow...all I ave to say is that is a great idea and even though I like 13/31 I think its worth it to remove it.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4109 times:

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 4):
all I have to say is that is a great idea and even though I like 13/31 I think its worth it to remove it.

I'd have to agree. With as little as 13/31 is used anyway, I really wouldn't miss it if this is what is to be expected (granted 9R/27L is expanded as planned).

The idea of a possible northern parallel runway? Well, let's just say that if one day the traffic becomes so heavy that even two major air carrier runways no longer suffices, THEN maybe they should think about relocating FedEx, DHL, etc to the west side...

Which brings me to another point, the western expansion. Is it just me, or does that look like a mini-MIA Cargo City? I'm all for it, as long as they relocate the viewing area to another *decent* location Big grin

Lastly, if they fully intend to implement the new international terminal design, then why haven't they raised the issue in either the short-term or long-term plan of extending 9L/27R from 9,000 to accomodate the fully-loaded pond-crossing jumbos? As attractive as FLL is for the cruise passengers (not to mention the possible people-mover system to the port), wouldn't this be in their best interest if they are trying to attract foreign carriers to fill up the gates at this new international megaplex? The expansion room is definitely available:

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Photo © Ron Peel


It only makes sense! Well, then again this IS the Broward County Commission we're reffering to...  banghead 



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

This is interesting. I got a good look at the Jet Center again today when we took off from 9R in a Cheyenne 2. That side of the airport would need more parking and access before they increased its capacity.

It certainly looks like they could stand the improvements, but I hope they have a plan.

BTW....anyone have any idea why jetfuel is $5.89 a gallon there? It's a good bit higher there than say Macon or PDK. Is it simply because they are a port of entry and can squeeze it out of planes who have to land there?



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User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Wow, That composite image is awesome! Is that the final plan for FLL?


I'm so excited!!

Joe


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Quoting IslipWN (Reply 7):
Is that the final plan for FLL?

No, it's just part of the initial draft of phase 1 to be presented to the commission during the Master Plan workshop on Tuesday. This link has some more information on the possible ideas:

http://www.broward.org/airport/community_airportexpansion.htm

Cheers!



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