Airport Authority Objects to Proposed Rezoning of Morrisville Outlet Mall

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority sent a letter Tuesday to the Morrisville Town Council expressing opposition to the proposed amendment to the Land Use Plan and Zoning Map for the Morrisville Outlet Mall.

You can read the letter below or by clicking here.

October 13, 2020

Morrisville Town Council

Submitted via:

RE:          1001 Airport Boulevard

Wake County PIN 0756-38-2750



Dear members of Town Council:

Please accept this letter as formal objection by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority to the above referenced Land Use Plan Amendment and Re-zoning. These Amendments, if approved, could allow a future residential use of this property.  The subject property lies approximately one (1) mile from the approach end of our largest commercial runway (i.e., Runway 5L/23R) along the extended runway centerline and is subject to frequent arrival and departure overflights at all hours of the day.  Allowing a residential use in this area would create an in-compatible land use with airport operations.

Although we recognize that the existing Airport Overlay District would currently prohibit a residential use, the Town is nearing completion of a new comprehensive Land Use Plan and will consider potential future amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance, including changes to the Airport Overlay District.  Any changes to the existing Airport Overlay District that would allow residential uses in areas currently prohibited will be opposed by the Authority.  Since this proposal is one step closer to creating future residential uses in this area, we are compelled by our obligations to the Federal Aviation Administration to oppose its approval.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 919.840.7003.





William C. Sandifer, A.A.E.

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

cc: M. Landguth, President & CEO

E. Locklear, General Counsel