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County considers $17 million Novato airport expansion

Gnoss Field ExpansionAN AMBITIOUS $17 million plan to improve the county airport at Gnoss Field by extending the runway 1,100 feet would cut through wetland habitat, but won’t have any “significant unavoidable impact” on the environment, a county consultant says.

The runway project, which officials said is needed to improve safety, efficiency and meet Federal Aviation Administration standards, has drawn fire from neighbors who fear a fleet of bigger, noisy jets.

California Airports

County considers $17 million Novato airport expansion

Gnoss Field ExpansionAN AMBITIOUS $17 million plan to improve the county airport at Gnoss Field by extending the runway 1,100 feet would cut through wetland habitat, but won’t have any “significant unavoidable impact” on the environment, a county consultant says.

The runway project, which officials said is needed to improve safety, efficiency and meet Federal Aviation Administration standards, has drawn fire from neighbors who fear a fleet of bigger, noisy jets.