In the past 30 years (1990-2019), airport operations have increased about 35 percent while the population of the five towns located under RMMA’s airspace has increased 68 percent.
Superior has increased more than 5,000% in the same time period, from 255 residents to 13,087 residents, many of whose homes were built under the extended centerline of the primary runways.
Through the years, RMMA has expressed concerns about residential encroachment when notified of proposed development nearby. RMMA continues to request that prospective homebuyers and tenants be made aware of the airport’s location and typical flight patterns overhead.
Growth of RMMA and Surrounding Community Residents
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According to the latest CDOT Aeronautics Economic Impact Study (2020), RMMA provides:
- More than 3,000 jobs totaling $190 million in annual payroll (averages $63,333 salary per job).
- More than $700 million in annual business revenues to the region.
- Approximately $27 billion in indirect annual economic value.
If you have been affected by Rocky Mountain Metro Airport noise, you may file a noise complaint by completing our Noise Complaint Form or call the noise complaint line at 303-271-4874.
You may also want to review the FAA’s page on regional aircraft noise.