The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Master Plan has been initiated by the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission to be a guiding framework for future airport development for the next 20 years. The impact of the airport on the Roanoke and New River Valley communities is growing through its support of job creation and creative land use development. The airport must consider the magnitude of possibilities for continuing to provide not only an outstanding airport experience, but a solid infrastructure that supports the growth of this region.

Airports are complex infrastructures. Future airport development must take into account community issues that go beyond air service development to reflect environmental, socio-economic, and economic interests and opportunities. The Master Plan will present a thorough account of the implications and opportunities of airport growth by forecasting passenger demand as well as infrastructure modifications.

In 2020, the Master Plan enters its public phase to engage citizens, businesses, and community stakeholders. The Master Plan is being closely coordinated by a Master Plan Advisory Committee and Expert Panel composed of government, business, and citizen representatives. Over the next 12 months, public workshops will be conducted at critical junctures to share progress and obtain valuable feedback from the public.

Those interested can download key planning documents on this page as they become available.