July 25, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 14

Legislature funding should start Airway Heights density reduction

The city of Airway Heights received some welcome news earlier this month regarding property that encroaches on Fairchild Air Force Base.

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The state Legislature approved $2.7 million in funding to purchase land in Accident Potential Zone II, which lies in the approach to Fairchild’s runway. Airway Heights has made previous attempts at reducing the density in the area, but the Legislature’s funding provides a big step to making the plan a reality.

“We were very optimistic that it would be supported,” City Manager Albert Tripp said.

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