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Planning & Design

Learn more about our plans for the future of the County Airport System.

The Sacramento County Airport System Planning and Design division is responsible for planning, design and construction activities for the four airports in the system: SMF, SAC, MHR and F72. Planning and Design is comprised of three sections:

Planning and Environment

The Sacramento County Airport Division Planning and Environment section is responsible for: master plans, environmental review and compliance, noise, wildlife management, hazardous materials, recycling, sustainability, federal grants and airport land acquisition programs.

What is a master plan?

An airport master plan is a plan for development over the course of the next 20 years. Airport master plans include the following elements:

  • A vision set forth by the airport owner and interested parties;
  • An inventory of existing facilities, activity, and other areas of regional interest;
  • Forecasts of airport activity including projected levels of passengers, aircraft operations;
  • Demand/Capacity and Facility Requirements for airfield, terminal, roadway, parking, general aviation, cargo, other aviation-related uses, and non-aviation-related uses;
  • Development and evaluation of alternatives that could provide the level of facilities needed to meet the projected demand;
  • A recommended development plan based on the most favorable development option;
  • An environmental overview identifying environmental issues and constraints that must be taken into consideration;
  • A capital improvement program that projects capital costs and potential funding resources for implementation of the recommended airport improvements; and
  • A public involvement program that allows interested parties an opportunity to express their concerns and obtain information for the master plan update process and status.
Contract Opportunities

Design and Development

The Sacramento County Airport System Design and Development section is responsible for: engineering, design, project management, job-order contracting, and CAD/mapping.

Contract Opportunities

Construction Management

The Sacramento County Airport System Construction Management section is responsible for: project delivery, inspection and compliance.

Projects, Plans and Studies


Sacramento International Airport Master Plan

2014 Draft Master Plan

Materials will be posted as they are prepared.

Oct. 30, 2012 Meeting Presentation

2007 Airport Master Plan

  • For information on the Master Plan, view documents relating to Item #63 on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Agenda from July 17, 2007.
  • SMF Table of Contents (PDF) – Download


  • Chapter 1 Introduction Final draft (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 2 Inventory Final draft (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 3 Forecasts final draft (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 4 Facility Requirement final draft (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 5 Airfield Alts (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 6 Terminal Alts (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 7 Environmental Overview (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter 8 Airport Plans (PDF) – Download



DRaft Executive Airport Master Plan

  •     Cover, Back and Fly (PDF) – Download
  •     Table of Contents (PDF) – Download


  • Chapter A Introduction and Vision (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter B Inventory (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter C Forecasts (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter D Cap Analysis & Fac Reqs (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter E Airport Development Alternatives (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter F Noise  Ordinance Update (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter G Airport Plans (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter H Implementation Plan (PDF) – Download
  • Chapter I Financial Analysis (PDF) – Download


  • Appendix A- Bio Resources (PDF) – Download
  • Appendix B- Comm Land Use Opp (PDF) – Download
  • Appendix C- Noise Ordinance Update Report (PDF) – Download
  • Appendix D- Fullertown Access TTF White Paper (PDF) – Download
Executive Airport Background
  • Executive Airport Working Paper 1 (PDF) – Download
  • Executive Airport WP 2 Presentation March 2009 (PDF) – Download
  • Executive Airport Working Paper 2 (13Mb PDF) – Download
  • Executive Airport Working Paper 3 (PDF) – Download
  • Executive Noise Analysis Presentation Nov. 2009 (PDF) – Download
  • Executive Airport Noise Ordinance Summary (PDF) – Download
  • June 08 Community Meeting & Open House Materials (PDF) – Download


Mather Airport

Final Environmental Assessment - Proposed EVA Air Flight Training Academy


Mather 2013 Revised Draft Master Plan

Mather 2013 Revised Draft Master Plan - Annotated

Mather 2012 Revised Draft Master Plan - Appendices

Mather Environmental Impact Report. Enter Project Control Number 2002-0325 or Title: Mather Airport Master Plan

Previous Master Plan Documents

Draft Master Plan 2004 (PDF) – Download

Master Plan Revisions 2004 (PDF) - Download

Forecast Update 2008 (PDF) - Download

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Mather Airport Draft Master Plan and associated documents (above) was released for public review and comment on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The DEIR is available on Sacramento County's Environmental Review and Assessment website.


Draft Franklin Field Master Plan

  • Franklin Field Working Paper 1 (PDF) – Download
  • Franklin Field Working Paper 2 (PDF) – Download