A proposed action to bring Grove Field Airport into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration design standards recently attracted approximately 45 people to the Port of Camas-Washougal meeting room.
Correcting the design standard deficiencies would involve widening the runway to 60 feet, lengthening the runway to 3,070 feet, clearing obstructions within the airport’s runway safety area and shifting the runway to meet centerline/taxiway separation standards.
The Feb. 8 public hearing included comments regarding whether the port commission should decide to accept $10 million for improvements from the FAA, in exchange for a guarantee that Grove Field will remain an airport for at least 20 years. The application and subsequent approval for state and federal funding would pay for 97.5 percent of the costs.
Relocating Delp Road could involve digging a tunnel near the home of Steve and Kathy Mezzanatto.
They have lived on Delp Road for 11 years.
“You are destroying our neighborhood,” Kathy said.
Gene Coupe has lived in Lacamas Shores for 16 years.
She and her husband moved there because of its proximity to Grove Field and Portland International Airport.