Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

With all its current and anticipated growth, Anslow believes the future for Rocky Mountain Municipal Airport is golden. “We are a relatively small, but growing airport, and we believe that our 12 percent annual growth over the last several years will continue,” he declares. “We have our flight schools; we’ve got the land to develop; we’ve got the staff that works hard; and we’ve got a strong GA community that’s constantly growing. We are located in a perfect position, geographically, in one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, and we are looking to support that growth with corporate hangars and a business park. So, we think that we currently are, and will be, the destination for aviation and aviation business for the next 15 to 20 years.” Regarding the development of RMMA’s remaining non-aviation-use acreage, the Airport is awaiting the long-anticipated construction of the Jefferson Parkway, a privately-funded, publicly- owned regional toll road that partially goes through Airport-owned land. “We’re going to see construction on that in 2020, and that’s going to expedite growth there,” Anslow explains. In fact, according to a recent study, the construction of the Parkway is estimated to generate $1.2 billion in economic activity in Jefferson County, alone, over the next 20 years. Finally, RMMA is continuing to rehab and upgrade. “We’re investing significant amounts of money in our infrastructure,” says Anslow. “We spent $1.2 million this year on new snow equipment. We’ve got a new AARF truck funded by the FAA and local matching grants that will be delivered in 2020. We have a failing sub-base in our run-up area, and that is going to be a $7-million rehab on one of our primary taxiways in 2021. And we’re spending a million dollars over the next ten years on asphalt and security upgrades.” ROCKY MOUNTA IN METROPOL I TAN A I RPORT