Property Acquisition Process

All land acquired for the Replacement Runway Program will be purchased using Federal and State acquisition requirements.  Below please find documents that describe Federal directives regarding land acquisition.

Uniform Relocation and Real Property Assistance Act of 1970

Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 24 – Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition For Federal and Federally Assisted Programs

Part 24 provides guidance on implementing the Uniform Act (link above).

The Illinois Department of Transportation has published a brochure linked below that describes property acquisition and relocation assistance for airport projects.

Land Acquisition for Public Airports

FAA published guidance for land acquisition and associated residential and business relocations are listed below;

Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5100-17, Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects (Consolidated through Change 7.)

“This AC provides guidance to sponsors of airport projects developed under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to meet the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (PL 91-646, as amended) and the Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 24.”

FAA Airport Land Acquisitions: Overview

“The FAA Advisory Circular Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects (AC 150/5100-17) provides procedural guidance to airport sponsors to help them carry out their acquisition and relocation programs in conformance to the Uniform Act and the implementing regulations (49 CFR part 24).  The Uniform Act (noted above) prescribes procedures to ensure fair and consistent acquisition of real property for Federal programs and provides additional benefits and entitlements for persons who are displaced due to the acquisition of their owned or leased occupied property for an AIP-assisted project.”

FAA Airport Land Acquisition: Land Project Checklist.

“While each land acquisition project will be unique, the process of acquiring property generally adheres to the following steps.  Detailed procedure guidance is provided in Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Project.”

FAA Airport Land Acquisition: Release of Airport PropertyAny release, modification, reformation, or amendment of an airport agreement between the owner and the United States must be based on a request made in writing and signed by a duly authorized official of the public agency that owns the airport.”  To facilitate the construction of a relocated Green Bay Road-Illinois 131, some Airport property will need to be released to the Illinois Department of Transportation.  Conversely, portions of IDOT Right of Way, no longer required for highway purposes, will be transferred to the Airport.

Acquiring Land for Airports and Relocation Assistance.

“Sometimes airports must acquire land for development projects or noise compatibility programs.  Airports that receive Federal financial assistance, such as AIP grants, must follow certain rules when acquiring this property and helping private owners relocate.”  Please review the next two links.

Airport Land Acquisition Under the Airport Improvement Program

Land acquisition necessary for Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-assisted airport development or noise compatibility purposes must be accomplished in accordance with Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs (49 CFR Part 24). This is the implementing regulation for the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (Uniform Act). The Uniform Act is the Federal law that provides minimum real property acquisition policies and requires the uniform and equitable treatment of persons displaced as a result of a Federally assisted project. The provisions of the Uniform Act and 49 CFR part 24 apply to all AIP projects in any phase or portion of the project, e.g. the planning, design, land acquisition, or construction phases.”

Land Acquisition for Public Airports: How and Why Your Local Government Acquires Real Property for Public Airport

This pamphlet describes FAA’s role in Airport; How funding for Airport Development is Determined; Determination of Fair Market Value; Appraisal Process; Negotiation Process; and Condemnation Process.

Landowners Guide on Acquisition and Eminent Domain

This IDOT pamphlet discusses land acquisition and eminent domain from the perspective of the State of Illinois statutes.  This brochure defines the State Land Acquisition Methods; the Attorney General’s Role in State Land Acquisitions; Definitions of Eminent Domain and Quick Take; and Your Rights in State Land Acquisitions.