Denver Metroplex Airspace Redesign

Redesign

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently held informational workshops to distribute information on the proposed airspace improvements for the Denver metro area. The FAA hopes redesigning the airspace will address inefficiencies that impact several airports in Colorado including DIA and Centennial Airport which cost over $1.8 million in fuel annually. 

The Denver Metroplex redesign may involve changes in aircraft flight paths and altitudes in certain areas. The City of Cherry Hills Village is currently in the arrival and departure path for both DIA and Centennial Airport. These changes could substantially increase flight traffic over the Village, as much as a flight every few minutes.

Comments

The deadline to submit electronic comments to the FAA through their website was June 5, 2017. Mayor Christman and the City Council are collaborating with other Denver Metro Area communities to oppose the implementation of Metroplex Denver until local communities receive adequate information to assess the impact of Metroplex as applicable to their specific community and have the opportunity to submit documentation to the FAA with respect to noise sensitive areas in their communities, consistent with applicable law.

Residents are encouraged to write letters to their Congressional representatives.  The various addresses are listed below:

Senator Cory Gardner                                                                                
721 19th Street, Suite 150                                                                          
Denver, CO  80202

Senator Michael Bennett                                                                          
1127 Sherman Street, Suite 150                                                                
Denver, CO  80203

Congresswoman Diana DeGette (1st District)                                        
600 Grant Street, Suite 202                                                                        
Denver, CO  80203

Congressman Mike Coffman (6th District)                                              
3300 South Parker Road, Suite 305                                                            
Aurora, CO  80014

Sample letter to Senator Cory Gardner