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File #: 21-1571   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/20/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Receive a presentation from the Clark County Department of Aviation (DOA) on the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport (SNSA) project status.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Meeting Handout 110221 Item No. 52.pdf
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11/2/2021 Clark County Board of Commissioners  

Agenda note: DOCUMENT(S) SUBMITTED: 1. Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport Planning – Phase 1 (14 pages), submitted by Clark County Department of Aviation DISCUSSION: Following introduction of the item, the Board was addressed by Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, who introduced Jim Chrisley, the Deputy Director of the Clark County Department of Aviation, who advised of the project highlights and accomplishments; partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Planning Team; updated, submitted, and received FAA approval for the Airport Layout Plan (ALP); described the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport (SNSA) location; and discussed the ALP. Roben Armstrong, the Airport Strategic Planning Manager, advised of the project tasks including the aviation activity forecasts, re-evaluating all ground transportation alternatives, cost estimates, and initiating the Wildlife Hazard Assessment; agency coordination efforts included the water supply, wastewater options, and utilities; public outreach; construct a modern, technologically advanced, and sustainable terminal; the seventeen thousand acres surrounding the airport provided space for complementary development; planning project timeline; next steps included finalizing the aviation activity forecasts to include the impacts of COVID-19 on air travel, further develop the ground access plans, and continue the ongoing agency coordination and public outreach; and further advised that the project will be an asset for the Southern Nevada Region. Commissioner Naft expressed appreciation for the Department of Aviation working with stakeholders Brightline West and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT); and project updates and stakeholder information was, and will continue to be, shared on the airport website. Commissioner Jones and Roben Armstrong discussed the feasibility of personal car and rideshare transportation to travel 30 miles to reach the SNSA. Discussion was held regarding water usage, infrastructure, and the utility corridor.
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Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation



Receive a presentation from the Clark County Department of Aviation (DOA) on the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport (SNSA) project status.





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Clark County proposes to construct and operate a new supplemental airport, approximately 30 miles south of Las Vegas in the Ivanpah Valley, between the towns of Primm and Jean immediately east of Interstate-15.

On April 20, 2021, the DOA and Ricondo & Associates, Inc. provided an SNSA project briefing to the Board of County Commissioners, which included a historical overview, ongoing planning work, agency coordination and public outreach efforts, and current project schedule. During that briefing, the DOA presented plans to virtually conduct a series of ground transportation access stakeholder workshops and public meetings.  The purpose of the workshops and public meetings was to provide information on the SNSA planning efforts and to gather input and feedback from the public, business community, and stakeholder agencies.

The DOA will present an update on the SNSA project that will include project highlights and accomplishments, key tasks currently underway, and the results of our ground transportation access outreach.  

Additionally, Federal Aviation Administration Director of the Western-Pacific Region, Mark McClardy will provide supporting statements.