New KCI terminal proposal: public hearings and FAQ
Check out the frequently asked questions page which answers nearly two dozen questions that have been posed about the proposed new KCI terminal!
On May 12, 2017, Mayor Sly James, with City Manager Troy Schulte and a wide range of supporters, laid out an innovative proposal for financing and development of a new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.
The new single terminal airport would be built on the site of the current airport’s Terminal A and the final design will retain the conveniences Kansas Citians appreciate, like parking, proximity to gates, and curbside drop off and pick up.
A privately financed airport terminal idea is believed to be the first-of-its kind in the nation. An innovative model, the airport would receive financing through private investment, paid for by airport usage fees, with no funds coming from the City’s general fund, new taxes, or existing bonds.
Burns & McDonnell, a globally-recognized leader in the field and a Kansas City-based company, would privately finance the design and construction of a new single terminal that is convenient, meets the needs of users, and meets the needs set forth by the airlines one year ago. “Burns & McDonnell is committed to investing in the city we all love and provide a creative Kansas City solution to a Kansas City challenge,” says Ray Kowalik, Chairman and CEO.
If approved by the City Council, the proposal would be voted on by Kansas City, Missouri residents in November.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the proposal will be introduced to the City Council on Thursday, May 18, 2017. You can read the MOU and the cover letter from City Manager Troy Schulte to Burns & McDonnell regarding the term sheet for the MOU right now. The City Council’s Airport Committee will invite public comments at two meetings the week of May 22nd.
The public can also comment via the City’s online town hall, KCMOmentum.
Further details are presented in the City’s news release.
Airport Committee Past Meetings and Presentations:
Stating that “now is not the time,” Mayor Sly James announced on May 3, 2016 that conversation of a new airport terminal would be paused. The decision is based on outreach which revealed that less than 40% of residents think moving forward with a new terminal paid for by the airlines is a good idea. No proposal regarding the airport will go on a ballot in 2016. Read the blog post from the Mayor to learn more.
“What are TSA thoughts on a single checkpoint versus current conditions and how can we have some assurances our security wait times won’t be longer than they are now?” This has been a question posed recently and has been addressed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Read the response from the Federal Security Director in Missouri.
- Airport Committee presentation from the Aviation Dept. (Jan. 26, 2017)
- Airport Committee presentation from the Aviation Dept. (Oct. 16, 2016)
- Airport Committee presentation from the Aviation Dept. (Aug. 18, 2016)
- Airport Committee presentation from the Aviation Dept. (July 21, 2016)
- Airport Committee presentation from the Aviation Dept. (June 23, 2016)
On April, 26, 2016, the Leadership Committee presented its final recommendation to the City Council Committee of the Whole for consideration.
The airlines, in collaboration with the City and Aviation Department, have invested considerable time, money, and effort in evaluating and recommending the most cost-efficient, customer friendly, future-oriented terminal concept feasible for both the passengers and airlines serving KCI.
A committee has been established to discuss the future of Kansas City International Airport (KCI). It meets every other Tuesday in City Hall. See also the Airport Terminal Advisory Group, which issued its final report last year.
April 12, 2016 meeting:
March 15, 2016 meeting:
Feb. 23, 2016 meeting:
Feb. 16, 2016 meeting:
- KCI Terminal Area Capital Improvements Program Necessary to Maintain Status Quo presentation
- View the meeting
Feb. 2, 2016 meeting:
- Major Renovation Evaluation for Kansas City International Airport presentation
- Review of the Crawford Alternative Design (CAD) by AvAirPros
- View the meeting
Jan. 26, 2016 meeting:
- Aviation Presentation – Overview of Financial Operations
- Aviation Presentation – Overview of Exhibit “K” Process
- View the meeting
Dec. 15, 2015 meeting: