New Cargo Apron, Greenville-Spartanburg Intl Airport, Greer, SC

Operational activity spurred a demand for development of a new cargo area at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. WK Dickson was initially engaged to perform planning and environmental services necessary for a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) formulation and submittal to the FAA for concurrence. This effort identified any potential environmental impacts of the best alternative to achieving the goal of a cargo operation in the area. The CATEX formulation and submittal adhered to the guidance provided by FAA Order 1050.1F, “Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.” WK Dickson played a key role in helping GSP justify and secure FAA support for discretionary funding for the project.

Following acceptance of the CATEX by FAA, WK Dickson was selected to provide engineering design and bidding services for the new cargo area. The new facility is being planned and designed to serve Boeing 747-800’s that are frequently operating at GSP. During schematic design, WK Dickson planned the site for the ultimate build-out of the site to accommodate up to nine 747-800 parking positions. The first phase of full design and construction will accommodate two wide body parking positions. The airside development for phase 1 includes a 60,000 SY concrete ramp and a taxilane connector tie-in to the existing parallel taxiway “L.” Landside development will include a rough graded pad for a future 200’x800’ building and vehicle parking lot that will be developed by end-users. Work also includes extension of Gateway Drive to the proposed building with streetscaping and driveway access to the proposed building with a control vehicle gate. Stormwater management is being designed and constructed in phase 1 to accommodate the runoff from the ultimate build-out.