Ford Airport submits 20-year plan to board

Kent County

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport submitted its 20-year master plan to its authority board Wednesday morning.

The submission of the plan also came with a recommendation to give the plan to the Federal Aviation Administration for review and approval.

Over the next 20 years, the airport’s master plan includes spending around $800 million to make the airport more efficient and friendly. Part of the plan includes establishing a federal inspection station, which would allow for flights to and from foreign destinations

There are also plans for an additional parking ramp on the north side of the existing structure, more covered parking options, access road improvements, an increased cellphone lot and mobile-app based ride-share lots.

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