Trenton-Mercer Airport: FAA Clears New Terminal Building
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared the way for the Trenton-Mercer airport to move forward with plans for a new terminal building.
County-owned, Trenton–Mercer Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located just outside Trenton, NJ in Mercer County. The new terminal building would be roughly 125K square feet and is expected to start construction in 2023 and be completed in 2025. It would expand the number of gates, ticket stations, baggage handling, and more.
The report concludes that “The FAA has determined that environmental and other relevant concerns presented by interested agencies and the general public have been addressed in the EA. The FAA believes that…there are no outstanding environmental issues within FAA’s jurisdiction to be studied.”
There are a number of groups in opposition to the plan citing environmental concerns. “The anticipated huge increase in flight operations will have a major detrimental impact on the environment and both the FAA and the airport have refused to acknowledge, investigate, and mitigate these consequences,” said Judy Hoechner of Trenton Threatened Skies.
All the reports, plans, and findings are available at the Mercer County Website found here