The airport study is a land use, transportation and economic development planning study for the Greater Kankakee Airport Authority and surrounding areas.


Three governmental units (the City of Kankakee, the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority, and Kankakee County) have formed an Airport Study Task Force to perform a Land Use, Transportation and Economic Development Study for an area around the existing Greater Kankakee Airport.  Each unit of government has committed a portion of funding for the study, along with funding from the MPO Planning Fund, administered by the Policy Committee of the Kankakee Area Transportation Study.  This funding was approved by the Policy Committee at their January 23, 2008 meeting.  The total amount of funding approved for the study is $50,000.  The Airport Study Task Force consists of two members from each of the study participants, the City of Kankakee, the Greater Kankakee Airport Authority, and Kankakee County.  A meeting schedule has been set for the committee, with meetings scheduled to begin on February 28, 2008, and to end by October 30, 2008.  Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month.  The consulting services of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (CMT),  a recognized leader in providing aviation planning and engineering services to airports nationwide, will perform the study under the oversight of the Airport Study Task Force. 


Link: Scope


Link: Executed Agreement


KVAA – Jason Licon (February 28, 2008)

Kick-off Meeting Presentation, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc. – Brad Hamilton (May 29, 2008)

Presentation from 06/26/08 meeting

Presentation from 08/07/08 meeting

Presentation from 09/18/08

Presentation from 09-25-08 (Public Meeting)

Note: Materials provided in individual presentations may have been updated in later versions.


Generalized Land Use Map

Airport Study Area Map

Airport Study Public Meeting

Draft Report 10/28/2008

December 2, 2008 Airport Study Open House

Final Report


Kankakee County Planning Department
189 E. Court Street, Room 201  Kankakee, IL  60901
Phone: 815.937.2940   |   Fax: 815.937.2974
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