Airport Master Plan

The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field updated their Airport Master Plan in conjunction with URS Corp. in 2015. In 2019, the Airport in conjunction with Century West Engineering is updating the Airport Layout Plan including an Airport Geographic Information System (AGIS) survey. Sections of the 2015 Airport Master Plan report will be updated with current information.

Why update the Airport Layout Plan?

An Airport Master Plan/Airport Layout Plan is one of the most important documents from an airport management perspective. It details a plan for efficiently meeting aviation demand through the 20-year planning period, while providing flexibility to respond to changing industry standards. The plan identifies facility needs and future development alternatives to accommodate growth. Following the selection of the preferred development alternative, the projects needed to accomplish the preferred development alternative are included in the airport’s updated 20-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The Plan Will Address

  • Compatibility with nearby development
  • Active participation from a wide group of airport stakeholders
  • Dynamic passenger growth caused by many influencing factors
  • Proposed development options for aeronautical and non-aeronautical businesses
  • Updating the Airport’s current Airport Layout Plan (ALP) documents in accordance with federal airport operating and design standards

Project Schedule

Development of the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field Airport Layout Plan is expected to take approximately 24 months with an anticipated adoption by City Council in Winter 2020. Key to the process will be advice and guidance from the community through a stakeholder group, public meetings and ongoing feedback.  Airport planning work products will be available on Century West’s project website at:


Title Page

Table of Contents

Summary– A summary of the main points of the plan.

Existing Conditions – Existing airport conditions: what’s here and what’s happening now.

Aviation Demand Forecasts– What is expected to happen in the future at the airport.

Facility Requirements– What we will need to meet future needs for airplanes (runway, taxiway, hangars, etc.).

Evaluation of Alternatives –  What we will need to meet future needs for aviation users (service counters, commercial services, lounge areas, etc.).

Airport Layout Plan (ALP) –   A map of what we’re going to build.

Financial and Implementation Plan – Provides guidance on how to implement the findings and recommendations of the master plan.


Appendix A–  Glossary

Appendix B –  Terminal Assessment

Appendix C – Pavement Conditions Report

Appendix D– Approach – Departure Plates

Appendix E– City and County Ordinances

Appendix F– ALP Checklist

Appendix G– SEPA Checklist

Appendix H– WSDOT Land Use

Additional Documents