Hanscom Field Advisory Committee ~ March, 2018

April 5, 2018

The Hanscom Field Advisory Commission met on March 20, 2018.  Topics covered during the meeting included a review of the monthly noise report for February 2018, with a comparison with February 2017,  and updates on projects and third-party development activities.

Among these project updates were the following:

Boston Medflight expects to complete its redevelopment and construction work on hangar 12A by this fall and plans to move into the new facility by October 2018.

The site tour associated with Massport’s request for proposal (RFP) to develop a new hangar facility at the North Airfield area of Hanscom (see the March 7 article in The Citizen, link below) was rescheduled from March 21 to March 28, 2018, due to the impending snow forecast.  All other deadlines associated with the RFP will also be pushed back a week.

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Traffic surveys associated with Massport’s Environmental Status and Planning Report for Hanscom Field will be conducted by consultants within the next month.

The contract for the project to construct a new Airfield Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF) and Customs and Border Protection Facility has been awarded, and construction is scheduled to begin this summer.

Following the project updates, questions were taken from attendees.  Several Bedford residents had questions and concerns related to Massport’s RFP for new hangar development in the North Airfield area across the street from The Edge athletic fields.  Questions included where construction vehicles would be routed during the course of the project, as well as the size and scope of the hangar development that Massport is considering.  Amber Goodspeed, representing Massport, was only able to respond that any questions regarding the project were due in writing by noon on April 4, 2018.  The date on which responses to questions will be issued was not provided, but will presumably be prior to the due date for proposals of 4 May 2018.

Here is the link to the previous article on the North Airfield area RFP: jhttps://thebedfordcitizen.org/2018/03/massport-releases-site-plan-new-hangars-hanscom-field/

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