Kansas City Council unsettled on KCI ballot language as deadline looms

Less than a month ahead of an Aug. 24 deadline to put the Kansas City International Airport single terminal question before voters this year, there’s still no clear consensus on what the Kansas City Council wants voters to decide.

Part of that decision-making is hampered by the fact that council members have not yet seen outside proposals for designing, building and financing the construction of the $1 billion project.

So far, the working ballot language is broad; it essentially asks voters if Kansas City should be authorized to build a new passenger terminal at KCI and demolish existing terminals with all costs for the project coming from revenues generated by the airport itself.

One facet of the proposed KCI project came into focus on Thursday, though: The companies in the running for the potential contract. Four companies met a Thursday deadline for proposals on the estimated $1 billion contract to design, build and finance a single terminal. The companies include Burns & McDonnell, AECOM, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and BlueScope Construction.

A selection committee will begin interviewing companies that submitted proposals on Aug. 14.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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