Carlsbad/Palomar Airport

Our members are concerned that the proposed Bressi Ranch residential development under the traffic pattern for Carlsbad/Palomar Airport would adversely affect and jeopardize the airport’s future. The airport must be preserved if future generations of the region are to enjoy an effective air transportation facility. Read entire letter and response below. CALIFORNIA PILOTS ASSOCIATION
P. O. Box 6868
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel. 650-594-9300
E-mail: jaywhite@astreet.com
FAX TRANSMISSION

February 26, 2004

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Attn: Mr. Ted Anais, AICP
P.O. Box 82777
San Diego, CA 92138-2776

Re: Carlsbad/Palomar Airport

Dear Sirs/Mmes:
The California Pilots Association assists cities and counties in preserving their public airports. Each public airport is an on ramp and off ramp to the nation’s aerial highways. The Carlsbad/Palomar Airport serves that very important business and personal transportation purpose for the region.

Our members are concerned that the proposed Bressi Ranch residential development under the traffic pattern for Carlsbad/Palomar Airport would adversely affect and jeopardize the airport’s future. The airport must be preserved if future generations of the region are to enjoy an effective air transportation facility.

Compatibility of the proposed Bressi Ranch Development must be judged by guidelines contained in the Caltrans Airport Land Use Planning Handbook and any current Airport Land Use Plan. If the existing Airport land Use Plan is not current, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as the responsible agency is mandated to review and update the plan.

An updated airport land use plan must incorporate guidelines contained in the Caltrans Handbook. A plan can be updated with a resolution by your Authority that incorporates by reference the Handbook guidelines into the updated plan. It is the suggestion of our Association that your Authority adopt a resolution updating the Carlsbad/Palomar Airport Land Use Plan before evaluating the Bressi Ranch Development project for compatibility. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this very important issue.

Yours truly,

Jay C. White, President

CC: City of Carlsbad Planing Dept.
Caltrans Division of Aeronautics
Carlsbad Airport Association
Lennar Communities

Answer:

Mr. White:
Thank you for your comments. You should be aware that the project submitted by the City of Carlsbad to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as the Airport Land Use Commission for a consistency determination is the Bressi Ranch INDUSTRIAL Subdivision. The project submitted only includes INDUSTRIAL land uses; no residential land uses are included in the project submitted to the ALUC.

If and when other components of the Bressi Ranch development are submitted to the Airport Land Use Commission for a consistency determination, they will be evaluated based on the proposed land uses with the adopted McClellan-Palomar Airport CLUP and the requirements of the State Aeronautics Act.

The Airport Authority appreciates your comments and will work with the airport operator and the City of Carlsbad to ensure that future projects within the Airport Influence Area for McClellan-Palomar Airport are submitted to the Airport Land Use Commission.

Thank you,

Ted Anasis, AICP Manager – Airport Planning
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 82776,
San Diego, CA 92138-2776
Physical Address: 3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

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