Project Description and Location

Pueblo Memorial Airport is located in the far northeast corner of the City immediately to the north of Highway 50. The airport is a department of the City of Pueblo, and is advised by an 11-member Airport Advisory Committee (AAC), of which the County appoints two members. The Director of Aviation, working with the AAC, has identified a series of improvements that are needed including stormwater upgrades, landscaping, and equipment purchases – with priority of projects in that order. CDOT Aeronautics has an equipment grant match program (50-80%), and the airport, using County 1A funds, intends to purchase used snow removal equipment from surplus DIA property.

Lead partner for implementation:         Pueblo Memorial Airport and City of Pueblo

Current land/property owner:               City of Pueblo

Long term maintenance/operations:    City of Pueblo

Political or jurisdictional approvals:      City of Pueblo

Design stage:                        improvements are conceptual and need full design

Entitlement approvals:         required after design effort

Outside funding partner:     Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) 

Outside funding status:       annual CDOT funding cycle – application required

Planning and design:      engineering firm on standby with Airport – ready to begin design now

Community outreach:     proposed community outreach through Airport and City processes

Construction:                   improvements in next 1-2 years

Procurement:                   City procurement processes will be used; equipment purchases can be made within 1-3 years from DIA surplus

Total cost estimate:                budget of $280,000

Outside funding amount:      target CDOT equipment grant match program – amount unknown

Funding required from 1A:    $280,000

Explanation of costs:              funding will pay for design, soft and hard costs of construction for stormwater improvements and                                                                        landscaping around the airport and on adjacent roadways; equipment purchases for airport snow removal                                                        use

Long term maintenance:       Airport and City 

Supporting documents:         none

Political:                          establish IGA for funding with Airport/City

Legal:                              draft IGA terms

Design/construction:     Airport/City should provide timeline and process within IGA