Taxiway Relocation, Hangar + Taxilane Development, Land Acquisition, and Capital Programming

 Harris County has been incrementally and thoughtfully growing its diverse business and tourism base during the last decade, and increased activity in the community has resulted in increased demand for airport facilities. Amanda provided leadership in transitioning from a prior airport consultant to the new consultant team and assisted the County in establishing solid short-term capital priorities to maximize funding and construction timelines.  The taxiway was relocated to a distance farther from the runway centerline in order to meet FAA design and safety standards and accommodate larger aircraft.  The project’s robust value engineering efforts reduced the project cost and phased the work so the runway remained open during the course of construction. Amanda also was instrumental in leading the recently completed hangar development program for a new 10-unit t-hangar and two 10,000-square foot corporate hangars, all with associated taxilanes, utilities, surface access, and site improvements. She worked with stakeholders to document adjacent property donations per FAA AIP guidelines, and enable the County to use the value of the donated property as its local share of future capital projects. Upcoming development include a terminal apron expansion and fuel facility relocation.