Airport Holds Open House on Development Proposals

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is looking toward the future.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is looking toward the future. 

The airport held an open house Thursday to provide the public with the opportunity to become more informed about five proposals for development of Anchorage's main airport.
   
Airport Manager John Parrott says the five proposals range from doing nothing to adding a new runway. He says if that option was selected, it would require fill be put in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.
   
Opponents say it also would destroy Point Woronzof Park and cut into the popular coastal trail.
   
The airport expects to have a master plan finalized by the end of the year.
   
The public can comment on the draft alternatives at www.ancmasterplan.com/comment .