SBD/August 17, 2017/Facilities

Raiders' Proposed Las Vegas Stadium Would Not Impact Air Traffic At McCarran Airport

The Raiders' proposed Las Vegas stadium, roughly 1 1/2 miles from McCarran Int'l Airport, would "not impact jetliners taking off or landing" at the nation’s "eighth-busiest airport," according to an FAA report cited in a front-page piece by Art Marroquin of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The FAA is now "soliciting public comments through Sept. 22." Clark County Commissioners might "not be able to consider zoning permits until October at the earliest." Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak said that he does "not know whether the FAA’s timetable will affect plans to to start building the stadium in November." The report was issued the "same day the Clark County Commission delayed zoning discussions about a use permit, development waivers and design reviews for the stadium -- pending the FAA’s determination." Even though the FAA has "preliminarily found that the Raiders stadium would not impact air traffic or military airspace in Las Vegas, the agency noted the proposed structure exceeds obstruction standards by 75 feet." It is "unknown how long the FAA study will take to complete" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 8/17).
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