Category Archives: Dept. of Aviation

Appeals, lawsuits allege state adoption of airport master plan illegal

What one state agency viewed as a simple clerical error has become leverage used by two cities and two advocacy groups to challenge expansion plans at Aurora State Airport. Opponents of extending the airport’s runway thought they scored a victory when the state said in 2019 the plan had never been approved. Source: Appeals, lawsuits allege state adoption […]
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Zoning flap at Aurora Airport could lead to Life Flight pulling out HQ

The fate of a long-vacant church camp in north Marion County could lead to the Northwest’s largest air ambulance service to move its headquarters elsewhere. A 16-acre parcel adjacent to the Aurora State Airport and bordered on three sides by airport-related businesses has long been eyed for development for decades and its owner, TLM Holdings, is […]
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Seeking to protect farmland, conservation groups go to court to block airport runway extension

The Oregon Aviation Department is seeking to expand the runway at Aurora State Airport out of safety concerns. But two conservation groups say the plan conflicts with state law. Source: Seeking to protect farmland, conservation groups go to court to block airport runway extension | Salem Reporter

State Land Use Board Dismisses First Aurora Airport Appeal by Friends of French Prairie

The Oregon State Land Use Board of Appeals, commonly known as LUBA, has dismissed the first appeal by Friends of French Prairie concerning the Aurora State Airport and the approval process surrounding its 2012 master plan and proposed runway extension. This appeal centered on an April 24 letter by Oregon Department of Aviation Director Betty […]
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Farmers, cities appeal Oregon airport master plan

A coalition of Oregon cities and residents is pushing back against plans to expand the Aurora State Airport south of Portland over its potential impacts to high-value farmland. The State Aviation Board met Oct. 31 to adopt findings that the airport’s 2012 master plan complies with Marion County and statewide land-use planning goals. Source: Farmers, […]
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Wilsonville likely going to court over the Aurora Airport

Wilsonville City Council gives legal staff direction to file actions that contest airport master planning. The city of Wilsonville took its most resounding legal step to contest the validity of the Aurora Airport Master Plan during a meeting Monday, Nov. 4. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville likely going to court over the Aurora Airport

Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

The board, meeting in Sunriver, voted to support the airport’s 2012 Aurora State Airport Master Plan update. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airpor planning

To the chagrin of some Wilsonville residents, the Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

Unhappy with the Oregon Department of Aviation’s decision to hold a public hearing regarding Aurora Airport planning in Sunriver, which is roughly 174 miles from their residences, Charbonneau citizens didn’t relinquish their opportunity to be heard. Source: To the chagrin of some Wilsonville residents, the Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

 Aurora Airport master plan under dispute

Revelation that the plan might not have been approved could affect grant application for runway extension Source: Pamplin Media Group – Aurora Airport master plan under dispute

Aurora Airport master plan under dispute

Revelation that the plan might not have been approved could affect grant application for runway extension. The revelation that the Oregon Aviation Board might not have approved the 2012 Aurora Airport Master Plan has created another wrinkle in the ongoing dispute surrounding the potential development of a runway extension at the airport and uncertainty about […]
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