The Pierce County Council approved the Tacoma Narrows Airport master plan Tuesday without a controversial proposed runway extension.
The council voted 6 to 1 to adopt the plan. The document now goes to the Federal Aviation Administration for review and approval.
Gig Harbor residents who live around the airport at the southeastern end of the peninsula were concerned about the proposed 1,000-foot extension. They expressed concerns that it would lower their property values, and they cited a 20-year projection that showed air traffic did not justify a longer runway.
But proponents of the extension said merely including it in the master plan would help secure future federal funding for airport improvements.
The master plan will guide the airport’s growth and development over the next 20 years and is required by the FAA.