Please join us for the Kent State University Airport Master Plan
Final Public Meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 6–8 pm
Stow-Munroe Falls High School Auditorium, 3227 Graham Road in Stow, Ohio
At 6 pm, the project team will make a presentation and will discuss the preferred alternative that will be submitted to the University Board of Trustees for consideration. Following the presentation, there will be a public comment period when attendees will be able to speak or submit written comments.
In 2004, the airport completed a master plan, which was updated in 2006. At that time, the university was considering closing the airport and moving operations to a nearby airport. University leaders are now reassessing the recommendations of the previous plan, and a new plan is required to take a fresh look at the airport’s assets and determine its needs.
Kent State has owned the public-use, general aviation airport since 1942 and uses the facility to support its Aeronautics Program, one of 32 accredited aviation education programs worldwide. The airport is a critical asset for the Aeronautics Program, which grew 150 percent from 2005 to 2012 and now projects enrollment to grow from its current 638 students to more than 1,100 by 2022.
The airport is a significant economic driver locally, supporting not only the University’s Aeronautics Program, but also local businesses, community services and private pilots. The new master plan must take into account how the airport can best serve the needs of all members of the community.