On August 29, 2006, the FAA and BLM announced the preparation of an environmental impact statement for the construction of a new airport for the Las Vegas area. The proposed new Ivanpah Airport would be one of the few new commercial service airports built in the United States in the last generation. The new airport would supplement McCarran International Airport, which is expected to reach its practical capacity by 2018. A copy of the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS is available.
For further information on the proposed airport and our client's planning efforts, please contact Peter Kirsch in our Denver office.