KCI airport construction gets key approvals, could take off by April

Months and months of delays for the new Kansas City International Airport terminal appear closer to ending. The $1.5 billion terminal received important clearance Thursday.

Kansas City’s Airport Committee voted in favor of an ordinance that approves agreements with developer Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and a term sheet to be signed by KCI’s major airlines. 

By next Wednesday, airlines are slated to sign the term sheet that lays out their commitment to the project’s $1.5 billion budget. 

The full Kansas City Council could vote on the plan the following day.

Also Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved an environmental assessment for the project, which means construction could begin as early as April.

Nearly $90 million in early costs are still being debated, though. Of that money, $23 million is slotted for fees for Edgemoor and contractors. 

Read more: Kansas City Star, KCUR

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