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Lake Elmo Airport Sees Increased NIMBY Complaints After Runway Extension

Locals Complain in Classic Airport Fashion The 2022 runway extension and expansion project as Lake Elmo Airport has rankled a few neighbors, with nearly 4,300 noise complaints issued from 16 locations near the airport. Unfortunately, the local news has reported the story with much fanfare for the nearly 4300 complaints without mentioning that it comes from a handful of NIMBY airport haters. As is always the case, those living adjacent to the airport hate hearing aircraft, and the new runway alignment brings fresh complaints as the larger 3,500-ft runway realigned the airport layout for safer and roomier operations.

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