Master Plan Project Information

The Central Wisconsin Airport is currently working on updating its Master Plan to ensure short, medium and long-term needs of the airport are met.  Key planning areas being studied include:  Runway intersection, passenger terminal concourse, general aviation facilities, and snow removal equipment and maintenance storage facilities.

Below you will find information on progress to date on the Master Plan project, including presentations to the Airport Board and Technical Advisory Committee.  The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of a variety of community, business, federal/state and airport stakeholders, who provide valuable feedback regarding the Master Plan as it progresses.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Master Plan project, please feel free to contact Mark Cihlar at 715-693-2147 x7212 or

Airport Board Updates

The Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board is the public authority that will ultimately approve the Airport Master Plan and recommend it for adoption to Marathon and Portage Counties.  The Airport Board receives updates throughout the project from airport staff and the project consultant.

TAC Presentations

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) convened specifically for the Master Plan and is assisting the project team assess important issues at the Airport, acting as a sounding board for proposed development alternatives, and disseminating information among interested parties and community groups.  Three meetings with the committee are planned over the course of the project.

Questions and Comments

Questions, comments and feedback regarding the Master Plan project are appreciated.  Please fill out the contact box below and submit your message to our project manager. 

Master Plan Chapters

The end product of the Master Plan will ultimately consist of six chapters, each focusing on various aspects of the planning effort.  Two of those chapters have been drafted to date.

Chapter 1:  Inventory

The purpose of this chapter is to collect relevant Airport information and establish a baseline for facility planning.

Chapter 2:  Forecasts

Projections of future Airport activity included in this chapter will be used to determine current and future Airport needs.

Chapter 3:  Facility Requirements

This chapter reviews facility needs at the Airport based on current facility conditions, and projects future activity and the Airport's roll in the local, regional, and national economies and airport systems.

Chapter 4:  Alternatives

This chapter will present feasible alternatives for meeting needs documented in the previous chapters.

Chapter 5:  Environmental Overview

This chapter will present an overview of environmentally sensitive features on and surrounding the Airport, to identify potential environmental effects resulting from the proposed 20-year development plan.

Chapter 6:  Financial Feasibility Analysis

This chapter will evaluate the financial feasibility of implementing the proposed capital improvement program.


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