T.F. Green Airport Improvements

T. F. Green Airport began as Hillsgrove State Airport in 1931 and was the first state-owned airport in the country. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation’s (RIAC’s) Master Plan includes improvements to meet current standards and to accommodate more passengers and flights. Improvements have included perimeter road construction, a new maintenance hangar, and an upgrade to the radar antenna facilities. An extension of the main runway is also planned. PAL has assisted RIAC with meeting its obligations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) with services partially funded by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).

Process

PAL has helped RIAC by

  • contributing to the preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and documentation in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act
  • conducting due diligence surveys in advance of construction
  • conducting archaeological and historic architectural surveys that identified one resource listed in the National Register of Historic Places and five historic cemeteries
  • preparing Formal Determinations of Eligibility for two properties and one historic district
  • delineating historic cemeteries and stabilizing and relocating cemetery monuments
  • coordinating with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Historic Cemeteries Commission, and the City of Warwick.

Results

PAL’s services provided RIAC and the FAA with the information needed to meet their obligations under Section 106 of the NHPA and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act. PAL continues to assist RIAC with compliance with the FAA’s 2011 Record of Decision; with stipulations in a 2011 Memorandum of Agreement among the FAA, the RI SHPO, and RIAC; and with a Memorandum of Undertaking between RIAC and the City of Warwick.

Client Name: 
Rhode Island Airport Corporation
Project Name: 
T.F. Green Airport Improvements
Project Date: 
2001 - Present
Project Location: 
Warwick, Rhode Island