The Town of Zionsville has experienced significant growth over the last two decades. Residential development continues to expand outward from the Zionsville Village and is now reaching into southern Union Township. The Indianapolis Executive Airport (Airport, TYQ, or KTYQ) is also experiencing growth and development. With a new runway expansion set to be constructed in the next three to five years, additional use is expected. It is increasingly apparent that residential growth and Airport growth can result in conflicting priorities. Notably, noise from airport operations can conflict with the expectations of residents in single family suburban neighborhoods.
Recognizing that it is important to be proactive in making land use decisions before conflicts arise, the Town of Zionsville and the Hamilton County Airport Authority/Indianapolis Executive Airport (Airport) jointly commissioned this strategic future land use plan for the area surrounding the Airport. This plan is intended to achieve the dual goals of meeting demand for growth that is nearing the Airport, and establishing airport-friendly development protections so that the Airport remains viable for years to come.