Demolition Begins at Kansas City International Airport, Paving Way for New Single Terminal
The moment is here for Kansas City.
Construction has started on the new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo. The $1.5 billion project was approved by the City Council of Kansas City on February 28 and broke ground on March 25 to launch the next important phase of the project.
Part of the design-build team contracted to developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, The Weitz Company is working in a joint venture with Clark Construction Group and Clarkson Construction Company to deliver the new airport terminal. Collectively, the Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) team has delivered more than 40 aviation projects nationwide and boasts a combined 400 years of construction experience.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the project designer.
The new terminal will be built in the footprint of the airport’s existing Terminal A, which has been decommissioned and will be deconstructed this spring. The facility will open with 39 gates on two concourses with the ability to expand up to 50 gates in the future. Additional project scope includes a 6,300-space parking structure, 15,000-square-foot central utility plant and landside and airside improvements.
At just over 1 million square feet, the new airport is the largest, single infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history and will have a profound and lasting economic impact on the region in the form of new jobs, opportunities for local and small businesses and a world-class traveler experience for airport users. Once complete, the new facility will replace the airport’s aging B and C terminals, which were built in 1972.
The groundbreaking ceremony officially marked the start of demolition activities inside the existing Terminal A. Structural demolition will follow in late spring with excavation and foundations work starting this summer.