The FAA's Seattle Airports District Office recently denied a request by the city to construct a Costco wholesale superstore north of Runway 16/34 on Roseburg Regional Airport property. The basis for the rejection is the agency's national and regional land-use policy guidelines. "AOPA strongly supports the FAA's decision and believes that compatible land use around airports is a vital component to ensuring that airports remain accessible and viable as essential public facilities," said John Collins, AOPA senior liaison of airports, in a letter to Mayor Larry Rich in support of the FAA's decision. AOPA encourages the city of Roseburg, as the airport sponsor, to find another compatible way to utilize that property and potentially increase airport revenue.
July 6, 2007