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1 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY1 Airport Compatible Land Use Marlene L. Gafrick, Director City of Houston Planning & Development Department Eric Potts, Deputy Director of Planning, Design & Construction City of Houston, Houston Airport System

2 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY2 FAA LETTER Federal airport development grant agreements require City to adopt measures to ensure land development compatible with airport operations. Protect FAAs investment of $667 million since Federal assistance for future airport development and buy-outs may be limited without controls.

3 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY3 HOUSTON AIRPORT SYSTEMS IMPACT The three combined assets of Bush Intercontinental, Hobby and Ellington contribute more than $24 billion to Houstons economy annually. More than 387,000 metric tons of air cargo and 52 million passengers were served by the Houston Airport System in th-largest multi-airport system in the U.S. and the 6th-largest in the world. $3.6 billion invested through CIP since 1986 and $2.3 billion in projects planned through CIP.

4 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY4 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW Amended Chapter 211 and 241 of the Local Government Code in Clarified no zoning referendum needed to adopt airport land use regulations. Reviewed measures adopted by other airports. Same statute (in place more than 50 years) that allows the City to enact height hazard restrictions allows us to adopt compatible land use restrictions.

5 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY5 IAH BUSH GROWTH

6 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY6 LAND USE CONCERNS IN AIRPORT PROXIMITY At IAH Bush, new residential development encroaches on key runway noise zones. Recent Cases: Greens Glen. This proposed subdivision will be located on centerline of a future runway, partly within the runway protection zone and mostly within the runways future DNL (noise) 65 contour and Tier 1. Northport Park – This proposed subdivision will be partially located in Tier 2.

7 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY7 CREATION OF 3 TIERS Tier 1 – Primarily based on future noise contours, including 65 DNL extended to property line boundaries Tier 2 – Followed natural boundaries (i.e. streets, bayous, etc.) Tier 3 – Predefined by state law (3 x 5 mile box)

8 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY8 Airport Compatible Land Use Planning TiersDRAFT 6/10/08 IAH – George Bush Intercontinental Airport Legend Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Airport Property NOTE: All acreage figures are net airport property and net each Tier Beltway 8 Hardy Toll Road I - 45 Greens Glen Northport Park FM 1960 US 59

9 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY9 Airport Compatible Land Use Planning TiersDRAFT 6/10/08 HOU – William P. Hobby Airport Legend Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Airport Property NOTE: All acreage figures are net airport property and net each Tier Sam Houston Tollway Pasadena Fwy I – 610 I - 45

10 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY10 Airport Compatible Land Use Planning TiersDRAFT 6/10/08 EFD - Ellington Field Legend Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Airport Property NOTE: All acreage figures are net airport property and net each Tier I - 45

11 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY11 Land Use Compatibility MatrixDRAFT – 4/18/08 Land UsesTier 1Tier 2Tier 3 Residential Dwellings (Single Family or Multi-Family) A: Enlargement, replacement or substantial renovation CONDITIONAL YES* B: New Mobile home dwellings NO YES* C: New construction in existing developed residential areas CONDITIONAL YES* D: New construction in undeveloped or non-residential areas NOCONDITIONALYES* Noise-Sensitive Public Assembly Uses (Schools, Places of Worship, Movie Theaters, Amphitheaters) A: Enlargement of existing uses NOCONDITIONALYES* B: New construction NOCONDITIONALYES* Legend: * with notice Compatible Compatible Only With Soundproofing Measures Not Compatible Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Day Care Centers A: Enlargement of existing uses NO YES* B: New construction NO YES* Lodging A: Enlargement of existing uses CONDITIONAL YES* B: New construction CONDITIONALC0NDITIONALYES* Commercial and Employment Uses (Retail, Restaurants, Offices, Warehouses, Industrial Uses) A: Enlargement of existing uses YES* B: New construction YES* Landfills, Major Water Bodies or other uses attractive for birds in large concentrations A: Enlargement of existing uses or new construction NO YES*

12 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY12 SOUNDPROOFING (NOISE ATTENUATION) MEASURES MAY INCLUDE: Use of particular building materials: Windows with specified glazing or double-lite construction Heavier or solid-core doors with full seals and weather stripping Insulation – specific requirements for attic, ceiling and interior wall insulation Noise and vibration controls in residential HVAC systems

13 AIRPORT COMPATIBLE LAND USE STUDY13 PROCESS June Council establishes Airport Commission (Houston Planning Commission) June/July Council District community meetings July/August Airport Commission public hearings August/September Council Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Aviation September/October Hearing by the full Council Ordinance adopted by Council Implementation

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