Mesquite Airport
Master Plan Process
The Mesquite Municipal Airport was estabilshed in 1990 at its current location. The airport serves the community with general avaiation, Emergency transport, and recreational purposes
  The master plan report and accompanying Airport Layout Plan (ALP) drawing set defines the type and extent of development needed to accommodate the current, 5, 10, and 20 year aviation needs of Mesquite. This permits long-range programming and budgeting for projects and provides for orderly development. The aviation demand on the airport makes it important to plan for aviation  safety, capacity, and land use compatibility. Benefits derived from the plan will affect the airport, its users, members of the community and the surrounding areas.
The Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan have been completed.
The Documents will be presented at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting June 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM. The meeting handout is now available on the Public Involvement Page of this Airport Web Site.
Both Documents are now available for download on the Master Plan Page and the Public Involvement Page of this Airport Web Site


The Mesquite Airport serves the Town of Mesquite, located in the southeast corner of Nevada on the Arizona state line, and is approximately one half mile north of the town. The field elevation is 1,978ft MSL and comprises approximately 155 acres of land. Runway 1/19 is 5,121 feet long and 75 feet wide. All pavements on the airport are asphalt. The runway, taxiway, and apron pavements are in good condition with an approximate PCI of 67 for all pavements. The airport is located in "uncontrolled" airspace. There is a part-time manager/fixed-base operator (FBO) at the airport, Larry LeMieux. Fuel on the airport is provided through the FBO.
The existing airport has been serving the community as a general aviation facility since the early 1990's. The airport meets most FAA design standards for an Airport Reference Code (ARC) B-Il facility.
In its continuing effort to provide a high level of aviation service and to support economic development in the region, the Sponsor recognizes that its airport facilities need to be evaluated periodically regarding their adequacy to meet future needs. Through the planning process described here, the Consultant will provide information and recommendations so that community leaders can plan for realistic development at the airport.
T The City of Mesquite is conducting an Airport Master Plan  with an Airport Airspace Analysis Study submitted through Airport GIS. The process consists of:
1) Document the issues that any proposed development will address.
2) Justify the proposed development through the technical, economic, and environmental investigation of concepts and alternatives.
3) Provide an effective graphic presentation of the development of the airport and anticipated land uses in the vicinity of the airport.
4) Establish a realistic schedule for the implementation of the development proposed in the plan, particularly the short-term capital improvement program.
5) Propose an achievable financial plan, including local funds, to support the implementation schedule.
6) Provide sufficient project definition and detail for subsequent environmental evaluations that may be required before the project is approved.
7) Present a plan that adequately address the issues and satisfies local, state and Federal regulations, policies and standards.
8) Document policies and future aeronautical demand to support municipal or local deliberations on spending, debt, land use controls, and other policies necessary to preserve the integrity of the airport and its surroundings.
9) Set the stage and establish the framework for a continuing planning process.
During the study, the aviation needs of the community will be reviewed and compared against the existing airport, and then a decision will be made relating to an appropriate development alternative. The Airport Master Plan study will provide a realistic guide for the development of facilities and establish a schedule of priorities for the proposed improvements.
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  Five  Public Meetings  will be scheduled to review the Master Plan process and provide  the opportunity for public comment and suggestions throughout the Master Plan process.
Planning Meetings will be set to review the progress of the report and submit information as needed to the FAA for their review and comments on the Plan.
​Internal Coordination meetings will include the Airport Advisory Committee as well as the Airport Sponsor to review the status and provide guidance and input to the project team.
​This Project Website serves to provide updates to the project status with postings from the team relative to the Master Plan status and events and input from the public using the form on the Public Involvement page.