Airport Land Use Commission

Stanislaus County Planning Commission, along with the addition of two other members with expertise in aviation, serves as the Stanislaus County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC). The ALUC studies conditions and makes recommendations concerning the need for height restrictions on buildings and structures near airports; makes recommendations for the use of the land surrounding airports to assure long-term safety of air navigation and the promotion of air commerce; holds public hearings and makes findings of fact which would only be advisory to an involved jurisdiction; and achieves, by zoning, compatible land use in the vicinity of all new and existing airports.

The ALUC adopted Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) addresses the following public-use airports located within Stanislaus County: Modesto City-County Airport, Oakdale Municipal Airport, and Crows Landing Airport.

The ALUC adopted an update to the ALUCP on October 6, 2016.  The plan was amended on November 15, 2018 to include airport-specific compatibly policies for the Crows Landing Airport proposed to be developed as part of the Crows Landing Industrial Business Park (CLIBP) Specific Plan.

Stanislaus County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) - Revised November 15, 2018

The 2016 ALUCP update included the certification of the following Environmental Impact Report (EIR):
Final EIR
Draft EIR
EIR Appendices

The EIR for the 2018 amendment to the ALUCP is available on the CLIBP Specific Plan web page.


Previous Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans

Stanislaus County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (August 1978)
Stanislaus County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) - Adopted October 6, 2016