West Park Airport Committee
The West Park Airport Committee (WPAC) will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 31 in the St. Patrick School gym, 17720 Puritas Ave., to share information about plans to renovate the exterior façade and ticket lobby at the airport. The $20 million project will be the first major renovation to the terminal in decades.
New attendees can use this page to be caught up on what the committee is about and to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about the committee.
The committee usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Call the office by 4:30pm to check for a meeting cancellation due to inclement weather.
To contact the committee, you can call 216-671-2710 ext. 214 or email.
Committee’s recent activity:
At their August meeting, the committee met with representatives from Cleveland Airport Systems: Jaqueline Muhammad, community relations manager; Thomas Lehman, planning and real estate noise abatement manager; Ed Kamposek, noise officer. The Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program was discussed, which was recently approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Part 150 measures the noise impacts surrounding the airport and outlines noise mitigation measures for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
The Part 150 was approved after two years of study, including community meetings, of the noise around the airport and of the effectiveness of previous noise mitigation efforts. The new study includes both a continuation of some previous noise abatement measures and new additional recommendations to reduce noise.
The September 2013 meeting consisted of planning for a future meeting with FAA officials.
- BPDC article on pages 3 & 5 of new noise measures for Hopkins
- Noise Compatibility Reports for Hopkins (Quarterly)
- Airport Noise in the News: NY Times article
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):
Q: Can I get my home insulated for sound?
A: The Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP) has been active in our neighborhood and the airport’s surrounding communities for over a decade. The program is not a program of BPDC. It is a program of the City of Cleveland’s Port Authority. More information is available on the RSIP webpage here.
It is important to note that eligibility has very narrow eligibility and has very limited funding at this time. Since aviation technology gets better sound insulation as time goes by and since many eligible homes have already had a decade or more to apply and be retrofitted, the eligibility guidelines will likely become more strict in the future.
Q: How do I complain about extra-noisy airplane traffic?
A: Call the Hopkins’ noise complaint hotline at 216-898-5220. Try to remember the time you heard the noisy aircraft when calling.