The City of Columbia, in conjunction with the 2009 Airport Master Plan, has commissioned a Terminal Area Master Plan (T.A.M.P.) to assist in determining current and future terminal needs at Columbia Regional Airport (COU).
On March 2, 2015 the Columbia City Council approved council bill B45-15, a contract with Parsons Brinkerhoff to develop a T.A.M.P., Stormwater Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan (ALP) update.
The bill authorized the City Manager to execute a State Aviation Trust Fund Project Consultant Agreement with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., and appropriate MoDOT Aviation grant funds, to conduct a Terminal Area Master Plan, a Stormwater Master Plan and an Airport Layout Plan Update for the Columbia Regional Airport, for a not to exceed cost of $866,435.98. MoDOT Aviation will reimburse the City for 90% of this cost or $779,792.38
During a the February 15, 2016 Columbia City Council Work Session, Parsons Brinkerhoff provided a status update on the report titled, “Terminal Area Master Plan City Council Briefing “.
The report has also been presented to the Airport Advisory Board, the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee. An informal open house meeting, open to all interested parties, was held at the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.
Following these meetings, Parsons Brinkerhoff will evaluate comments received from the meetings based on the shortlist concepts and work to identify a preferred alternative.
On May 2, 2016 Parson’s Brinkerhoff presented the City Council with the Columbia Regional Airport Terminal Master Plan update; and recommended Alternative 2. The final report from the consultant is expected to be released in the summer 2016.