One of my County Commissioners and I were talking about how to control land uses at the threashold areas at the ends of runways. His general thought was that the land should be purchased by the local government and uses as open space and park land. In an ideal situation I would agree with him, but with government money being tight, I suggested that industrial uses be allowed within the threashold areas. Recognizing that there are FFA regulations which have some control over land uses near airports, I still believe that a well designed industrial development would be an ideal situation.
Anyone have any experience in this situation or thoughts on the subject????????