Burns & McDonnell performed airport master planning and associated environmental actions for the Kearny County Airport in Lakin, Kansas. The airport and primary runway had features that did not comply with airport design standards, including encroachments to the runway safety area, runway object free area, runway protection zone, and FAR Part 77 Airspace Surfaces. Working closely with the Airport Committee, Burns & McDonnell helped develop a set of alternative solutions to address their needs and meet Federal Aviation Administration design requirements. The result was a new runway layout that met the existing and future needs of the community. This plan involved an unconventional approach to address physical barriers such as land availability, topographical challenges and irrigation/water rights.