What Plans Are In Store For PSP? It’ll Take 2 & 1/2 Years To Figure Out

The City of Palm Springs is launching a new long-term planning effort for Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).

The Airport Master Plan is a comprehensive look at the entire airport facility and its potential over the next two decades.

The plan will build on the current Airport Master Plan, approved in 2015, and consider short-, medium-, and long-term efforts to improve circulation, address constraints, and elevate the customer experience.

The Airport Master Plan is expected to take approximately 30 months to complete. It is starting on Tuesday February 28th 2023, and should be done by August 2025.

The project will be led by the City’s selected airport planning firm, Mead & Hunt, and will kick off at the Airport Commission Meeting on February 28 at 1:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.


Airport Conference Room, Palm Springs International Airport
3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – 1:00 P.M.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, this meeting may be conducted by teleconference.
There will be in-person public access to the meeting location.
To submit your public comment to the Airport Commission electronically. Material may be emailed to: [email protected] – Transmittal prior to the start of the meeting is required.

Any correspondence received during or after the meeting will be distributed to the Airport Commission and retained for the official record.
This is a hybrid in-person and virtual meeting. To virtually observe the meeting or to virtually provide
public comments, please use the following Zoom link:
or call (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 884 6827 6213 – Passcode: 638333


Public participation is essential to creating an airport master plan that serves the entire community,” said Harry Barrett, Executive Director of Aviation. “Whether attending the airport open houses, commission meetings, or using our digital communications channels, we
encourage everyone to tell us how they envision the future of Palm Springs International Airport.”

One immediate focus in the project’s planning efforts will be on the existing airport terminal, exploring opportunities for improving the passenger experience while also preserving the integrity of the original Donald Wexler design. Mead & Hunt is working closely with Gensler,
the long-time architecture firm for the Palm Springs International Airport, and the Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board and staff to ensure that planned restorations stay true to the historic building while updating the airport facility to current federal, state, and local standards.

Other project focuses include an updated passenger demand analysis, a financial implementation analysis, and a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis of the plan’s final list of proposed projects.

The Palm Springs Airport Master Plan process has been designed with transparency in mind, and the airport will regularly provide information about the plan in person at open houses, via updates to the Airport Commission and City Council, as well as through the airport’s website….www.palmspringsairport.com click on Airport Commission…Agendas and Minutes, then download the Feb 28th 2023 meeting information.



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