Public review & comments sought on Draft Environmental Assessment for proposed Falcon Tech Center project

October 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Notice is hereby given that the City of Mesa, Arizona is seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of an Airport Layout Plan change for Mesa-Falcon Field Airport for the proposed Falcon Tech Center project. The planned development would cater to the medical and technology industries, offering long-term leases (up to 40 years), and would be located on approximately 70 acres west of North Greenfield Road. Anticipated primary uses include light manufacturing and research and development and associated laboratories, as well as office and administrative facilities.

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action described above pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 509(b)(5) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. The FAA is the lead agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for airport development actions. The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures; and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. Pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Department of Transportation Act, the Draft EA includes an analysis of prudent or feasible alternatives, potential impacts, and mitigation measures, as appropriate.

Beginning October 16, 2017, a copy of the Draft EA will be available for review at,,, and at the following physical locations during normal business hours through November 14, 2017:
o Falcon Field Airport Administration Office, 4800 E. Falcon Drive, Mesa, AZ 85215
o City of Mesa Engineering Department, 20 E. Main Street, #500, Mesa, AZ 85201
o Mesa Main Library, 64 E. 1st Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
o FAA Phoenix Airports District Office, 3800 N. Central Avenue, #1025, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Any written comments on the Draft EA should be submitted to the following address:

Coffman Associates
4835 E. Cactus Road, Suite 235
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Attn: Judi Krauss

The cutoff date for comment submission is not later than 5:00 p.m. - Mountain Standard Time, November 14, 2017. Please allow enough time for mailing. All comments must be received by the deadline, not simply postmarked by that date.

Before including your name and telephone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask FAA in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, FAA cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.