The Kansas City Aviation Department has started the construction phase of a US$1.5bn modern single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.
At just over 1,000,000ft², the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal is the largest single infrastructure project in the city’s history. The facility will open with 39 gates and the ability to expand up to 50 gates in the future.
The project will also include a 6,300-space parking structure, which will be constructed adjacent to the terminal building, a central utility plant, and landside and airside improvements.
Edgemoor has partnered with design-builder Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) to construct the new terminal. The construction joint venture, which comprises Clark Construction Group, The Weitz Company, and Clarkson Construction Company, has collectively delivered more than 40 aviation projects nationwide. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the project designer.
Geoff Stricker, managing director at Edgemoor, said, “We’re excited to move forward on this landmark project for Kansas City and eager to put men and women to work. This has been a great partnership with the city and airline partners, and we look forward to building on that to delivering an exceptional new terminal for travelers and the airlines alike.”
The new terminal project is expected to generate up to 5,000 construction-related jobs, with 60 local partners already at work on the project, including 41 minority- and women-owned businesses.
Edgemoor has pledged to maximize opportunities for local minority and women-owned firms, setting ambitious participation goals for 20% minority-owned and 15% women-owned businesses for professional and construction services, respectively.
Pat Klein, aviation director for Kansas City, commented, “With the launch of the ‘Build KCI’ phase of the project, it will serve as the official source for up-to-the-minute construction news for passengers and members of the greater Kansas City community.
“We will continue to champion the benefits of the new single terminal and how it will be a valued asset to Kansas City.”
The New Terminal will be built in the footprint of the airport’s existing Terminal A, which has been decommissioned. Interior demolition operations will begin this spring and structural demolition is expected to begin to mid to late-April. The new terminal is expected to open in early 2023.