KCI airport developer announces revised timeline, budget

The developer behind the renovation of Kansas City International Airport expects the facility’s facelift to be completed by October 2022, at a price of $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion.

Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, the Maryland-based firm overseeing KCI’s new single terminal, announced the new timeline and budget to the Kansas City Council on Thursday.

The update comes after an announcement last week that the project wouldn’t be completed by the previously proposed date (November 2021) and that the developers had not finalized a budget.

The airlines that use KCI and will be paying for the new terminal informed Edgemoor this week that it should be able to complete the project for $1.4 billion or less. That’s up from a $964 million target set by the airlines in 2015, due partially to inflation and partially to expansion of plans for the facility.

The new terminal will have 39 gates, with room for expansion to 42 gates. The initial design for the terminal showed that it would take up 750,000 square feet. With the gates, the airport’s footprint will be more than 1 million square feet.

Uncertainties remaining for Edgemoor include security needs, baggage handling systems, negotiations with labor unions and the start date for construction.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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