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Voters support new terminal at Kansas City

 

Elections in Kansas City have revealed a significant majority of local residents support the idea of replacing the aging three-terminal system at the city’s airport with a new, unified building.

Redevelopment plans have been on the table for six years, but the $1bn proposals have encountered opposition.  The city and the airlines that serve Kansas City International (MCI) reached an agreement on the overall design and financing of the project two years ago  Then in September, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate was selected to undertake the design and construction of the facility, and presented a first look at what the finished building might look like to local officials and residents.  The H-shaped structure is expected to have two concourses with 35 gates, some of which will be able to widebodied jets

The vote on November 7 saw 49,950 supporting the project, while only 16,378 were against it.  Construction work is now likely to get underway next year, with completion scheduled for 2021.

Photo: Kansas City’s three circular terminals (left) are likely to be replaced by a single unified structure.
(By Pacman5 at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2211911)

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