The update to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport Master Plan includes planning for airfield geometric improvements, in-depth facility condition assessments to ascertain the best plan of action and developing five-year and ten-year Capital Improvement Programs. A major focus of the planning team while developing the master plan was to find the best 20-year solution for the Airport’s two aging terminal buildings to improve operational efficiency and customer experience. The team found that a carefully-phased single new terminal will be the best solution. The creation of a single terminal will also allow for simplified and safer landside transportation network improvements. The improvements will include a ground transportation center to increase multimodal access opportunities. The plan also includes the upload of the safety critical features on the airfield into the FAA AGIS database. Storm water conveyance, detention, glycol collection/treatment and other water quality improvements are included in this planning effort.
WSP engaged with eleven subconsultants for stakeholder engagement, demand forecasting, financial feasibility, demand/capacity modeling, noise contours, and environmental inventory and overview. Our team also led three community surveys to gather input on the plan as it was developed and held an open house. When the WSP team noticed certain lower-income communities were under represented in the survey responses, the team’s communications subconsultants (DBE) were engaged to target representative organizations. These organizations spread the word directly to their constituents, increasing low-income community member response rates.