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TAXIWAY IMPROVEMENTS

DRAINAGE MASTER PLAN

Widens taxiway corners (fillets) to be compliant with standards for B-757 aircraft
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RUNWAY 17-35 RELOCATION/EXTENSION

HELIPAD

To assess existing conditions and determine future requirements for detention and conveyance Coordinated effort with other agencies such as City of Houston, Harris County Flood Control District, FEMA and FAA
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Shifts the runway to the south to prove a safer taxi environment around the northwest corner of the airfield Maintains current runway length and utility Improves runway safety areas to meet current FAA standards
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Centralizes helicopter operations to one general location Creates a more direct route for Houston Police Departure helicopter operations to the downtown area with fewer runway or aircraft interactions
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FUTURE RUNWAY 4R-22L CONSTRUCTION

NORTHWEST AIRFIELD RECONFIGURATION

Significantly increases overall capacity for the Airport, beyond the 20 year expectations for passenger activity and aircraft operations Planned to be 7,315 feet in length with non-precision approaches Would be constructed in the long term if needed to accommodate demand.

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RON AIRCRAFT PARKING

Results in a less confusing and safer taxiway layout around Runways 12R and 12L thresholds Removal of pavement and reconfiguration will help reduce the possibility of incursions Dependent on the relocation of Runway 17-35 further south

RUNWAY 12L-30R UPGRADE

TAXIWAY JULIET

Construct a Remain Over Night (RON) ramp for aircraft parking northwest of the terminal Accommodates scheduled overnight air carrier parking, charter flights or aircraft delayed due to weather diversions
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TAXIWAY HOTEL EXTENSION

Enhances safety and reduce confusion around Taxiway Hotel, Golf and Runway 4 Satisfies the FAAs request for increased safety standards as the low-visibility taxi route for poor weather conditions

Improves airfield safety and efficiency, particularly for taxiing operations Provides access to the approach end of Runways 17 and 12R from the south side of the airfield with minimum runway crossings

Increases runway length and width to accommodate air carrier operations Increases separation from Runway 12R30L to comply with B-757 standards

WEST-SIDE REVITALIZATION PLAN

Incorporates an entry to the 1940's Historic Terminal/Museum that will anchor the redevelopment of the west side Land Acquisition between the current Airport boundary and Telephone Road would make more land available for redevelopment of aviation-related facilities Helipad area on the north end would be constructed for the consolidation of rotor activity

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BELLY-FREIGHT FACILITY

West Side Ceremonial Entrance Detail

Telephone Road

New facility west of the terminal replaces the existing cargo building which will be displaced by the new terminal roadway Construct in two phases: Phase 1 - consists of multi-tenant bellyfreight facility with truck docks and vehicular parking Phase 2 - adds space for Southwest Airlines Provisioning with additional docks and parking
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TERMINAL ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

GROUND TRANSPORTATION CENTER

Expands the on-Airport terminal loop roadway to the northeast to increase available area and improve access Adds two new intersections with Airport Boulevard on the northwest and northwest terminal roadway loop corners to improve flow of traffic Removes ramps and overpasses along Airport Boulevard to allow clear view from Broadway Street, in accordance with the Image Plan
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Houses Metro bus transfer and rail station, and provides convenient access to the adjacent employee parking lot and employee security screening facility Connected to the parking garage facility across Airport Boulevard by an enclosed pedestrian walkway

Monroe Road (proposed alignment)

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CO-LOCATION OF RENTAL CAR MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE FACILITIES

OTHER ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

Area on the east side provides a convenient and consolidated area for individual rental car support facilities Accommodates those rental car facilities that are displaced due to terminal and airfield expansion

Construct a dedicated right-turn lane from southbound Monroe Road to Airport Boulevard; to lessen congestion and improve the commute to the Airport Improve Fauna Street to allow southbound Telephone Road traffic to turn left onto Fauna and proceed to the Airport Monroe Road Relocation to approximately Berry Creek will accommodate the airfield expansion Braniff Road would be re-routed around the south end of extended Runway 17-35 to connect to Alameda-Genoa Road West Side Ceremonial Entrance will be the conerstone for the redevelopment of the west side and the 1940s Historic Terminal Museum

TENANT EXPANSION AND RELOCATION

Braniff Road

Acquisition of property on the east side of the Airport beyond Monroe Road out to the Berry Creek area; allows for tenant growth and relocation Some facilities (Raytheon, Enterprise Jet Center, Houston Police Department, Southwest Airlines Maintenance, and other corporate aviation tenants) will be displaced due to airfield expansion, and will be provided an opportunity for relocating facilities at the Airport All relocations are planned to occur after the expiration of current leases

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CURBFRONT IMPROVEMENTS

PARKING

WEST CONCOURSE

Curbfront Improvements will increase the usable curbfront, providing more area for arrival and departing vehicular traffic
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New parking garages will increase the on-Airport parking capacity by approximately 4,800 spaces A Remote Garage with about 3000 spaces employee and public parking will be added north of Airport Boulevard Construct two new close-in garages in place of the existing garage, with a pedestrian plaza between the east and west garages, enhancing the passengers experience Relocate the rental car ready-return into the new garage area, eliminating the need for shuttle bus, improving customer service, traffic congestion and air quality

Would add up to ten gates to a new concourse on the west side of the terminal building, should the demand from aircraft operations and passengers justify the expansion Could also include a new FIS facility, if international flights be initiated Ample space for aircraft parking, ground support equipment and belly-freight ramp-side activity
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TICKETING LEVEL EXPANSION

Creates additional space for meeters & greeters, passenger processing and concessions by moving the current north face of the ticketing level to the north (in conjunction with the curbfront improvements)

NEW CENTRAL PLANT

A new Central Plan will be added to either replace or augment current requirements, prior to the completion of the west concourse

New Terminal, Parking and Pedestrian Plaza Detail

Airport Master Plan 2003


The Houston Airport System (HAS) decided to undertake this Master Plan for William P. Hobby to ensure that the Airport and its immediate environs were prepared to accept future growth. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends that airports update their master plans periodically as a condition of receiving Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Funds. Also, conditions change within the service area of the airport, with the aviation industry, and with the type of activity that the airport may be experiencing, so it is worthwhile to regularly reassess growth trends and their effects on the airport.

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the timeline associated with the master plan forecasts. The need to put various projects in place is based on actual activity reaching the Planning Activity Levels, or PALs, identified in the study. HAS will monitor aviation activity at Hobby annually to determine whether activity is tracking as projected and which projects from the master plan should be programmed into the Airport's five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) based on that activity.

Activity Level

Enplaned Passengers

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Cargo (1000 lbs)

2000 (Existing) PAL 1 PAL 2 PAL 3

4.55M 5.36M 6.68M 8.32M

254.435 273,038 301,278 330,552

17,099 20,417 23,669 31,809

Gather Data and Facility Inventory


Prepare Forecasts Southwest Airlines Other Tenants

Prepare Facility Development Strategies (FDS)


Airfield Terminal Roadways & Parking Tenant & Support Areas Airport Environs Image Plan

Airport Development Plan


Layouts Costs Phasing Environmental Overview

Final Documentation
Technical Report Executive Summary Brochure Airport Plan Package Image Plan Report

IMAGE PLAN The Hobby Airport Environs Image Plan, as an appendage to the Master Plan, was an integral part of the planning process, resulting in concurrent recommendations of physical and functional needs. The main objective of the Image Plan was to create a cohesive identity for Hobby Airport and its surrounding areas in order to improve the passenger's travel experience and to celebrate Houston's rich history and cultural vitality. Through the use of ground plan treatment, architecture, lighting and graphics, a common theme was created that could influence and use development and creation of jobs, potentially improving the quality of life. For the purpose of the Image Plan, the Hobby Airport's Area of Influence" or the AOI, is bounded on the North by the 610 Loop, on the South by Beltway 8, on the East by IH-45, and on the West by Mykawa Road.

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Within the AOI, the Image Plan documented existing physical conditions, assessed opportunities and constraints, and identified a framework plan that delineated five concepts that optimized the opportunities of the area while mitigating the constraints. Ceremonial Street - Because Broadway Street was identified as the ceremonial gateway to Hobby Airport, an overall revitalization plan was prescribed. This area has the potential to create a major urban statement that would celebrate the rich diversity of the area and attract new public and private investments. High Capacity Corridors - Monroe Road, Airport Boulevard and Telephone Road were designed to accommodate sufficient traffic capacity to meet the long-term needs of the Airport. Design elements are prescribed to address specific conditions along these streets. Auxiliary Streets - Bellfort Street, Alameda-Genoa and Fuqua Road were designed to accommodate local traffic, functionally supporting the high-capacity corridors. The treatment responded to the scale and level of anticipated activity.

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This Master Plan took a 20-year look ahead, allowing an opportunity for long-term solutions to handle growth that may occur. Some elements of airport development, such as new runways, take 10 to 15 years to put in place once the need is identified. However, it is prudent for an airport to update its master plan periodically to ensure that the plan is addressing more foreseeable needs.

Activity Forecasts
The Master Plan assessed three growth scenarios in terms of passengers, aircraft operations and air cargo. These were: Baseline Scenario - continuation of historical growth Connecting Scenario - somewhat greater than historical growth with an increase in connecting passengers Accelerated Growth Scenario - somewhat greater than historical growth, an increase in connecting passengers and introduction of short-haul international service Growth under each of these forecasts varied. It was determined, in consultation with the FAA and the airlines, that the Connecting Scenario best suited the anticipated activity for Hobby Airport. The Planning Activity Levels (PALs), or activity benchmarks that were identified follow:

Fuqua Road

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Hobby Airport Area of Influence

Demand-Driven Plan
Projects will be initiated when demand dictates the need for development. The forecasts identify one timeline in which development could occur, however, if activity does not materialize as quickly as forecast, then development envisioned by this master plan would be delayed accordingly. Conversely, if growth were to accelerate, projects could be initiated prior to

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Master Plan Goals

Identify other public and private initiatives, and encourage their development to compliment the Master Plan

Influence and affect land use change around the Airport

Maintain a reasonable cost structure for users and tenants

Retain flexibility to respond to aviation industry changes

- Business and leisure travel almost equal

- Hobby users choose Hobby over IAH because of convenience flight price, and flight availability

Maintain and improve customer convenience

Improve the image of the Airport and its environs

Meet the anticipated demand for passenger, aircraft and cargo growth

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HOUSTON AIRPORT SYSTEM City of Houston P. O. Box 60106 Houston, Texas 77205-0106

Department of Aviation Richard M. Vacar, Director

(281) 233-3000 (281) 233-1859

www.houstonairportsystem.org

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