Airport Land Use Planning for Gnoss Field
While Gnoss Field Airport is surrounded by wetlands with little development pressure, recent changes to the Housing Element brought new challenges. Increasing residential density around Gnoss Field will bring more neighbors closer to the airport than ever before. Unfortunately, the 32-year old Airport Land Use Plan of 1991 is way obsolete! That creates difficulty to protect the airport and to satisfy state and local pressure for more affordable housing. Our airport businesses need good housing for their employees, so what to do?
Rick Beach will describe how he got into airport land use planning years ago in San Diego, and how that experience might help Marin County and the City of Novato to understand and update their local planning. Learn about opportunities for the aviation community at Gnoss Field to take a supportive position that will protect operation of the airport while promoting more affordable housing and addressing neighbor concerns about safety, noise, overflight and airspace protection. It’s the state law! Let’s become part of the solution!