Developers have proposed to build 375 homes on 31.6 acres of land next to Cable Airport in Upland, California. The houses would be located off the end of the runway where landing aircraft turn from base to final and departing aircraft transition to climbout power. AOPA opposes the move, and California's Airport Land Use Planning guidelines prohibit high-density residential housing near that area of the airport. "Communities often unknowingly create problems for themselves and future generations by failing to follow airport compatible land-use policies," said Bill Dunn, AOPA vice president of airports. The association also urged the city to enforce the existing state guidelines to prevent incompatible development near the airport.
August 18, 2006