March 11, 2019
Press Releases & News

Clark-led Joint Venture to Construct New Terminal at Kansas City International Airport

KANSAS CITY, MO - A modern new single terminal will soon take shape at Kansas City International Airport. Kansas City, Missouri’s City Council voted on February 28 to approve an ordinance related to the new facility, confirming Clark-affiliate Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate’s position as the City’s development partner and marking the final step needed for construction to begin. City Council’s approval comes on the heels of the airlines’ agreement to pay for the new $1.5 billion project and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the project’s Environmental Assessment. 

Clark is serving as the project’s design-builder and is the lead contractor in a construction joint venture that also includes The Weitz Company and Clarkson Construction Company. Collectively, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) has delivered more than 40 aviation projects nationwide; Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the project designer. 

The New Terminal will be built in the footprint of the airport’s existing Terminal A, which has been decommissioned and will be deconstructed this spring. The facility will open with 39 gates and the ability to expand up to 50 gates in the future. Additional facets of the project include a 6,300-space parking structure, which will be constructed adjacent to the terminal building, a central utility plant, and landside and airside improvements. Once complete, the new facility will replace the Airport’s aging B and C terminals, which were built in 1972. 

At just over 1 million square feet, the New Terminal is the largest infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history and will have a profound and lasting economic impact on the region in the form of new jobs, opportunities for local and small businesses, and a world-class traveler experience for airport users.

“Kansas City deserves a modern new terminal that reflects our world-class city, provides a safe and efficient traveler experience for airport users, and serves the long-term needs of the Aviation Department and our airline partners,” noted Kansas City Aviation Director Pat Klein. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Edgemoor, its design-builder CWC, and the airlines, to deliver a facility that not only achieves these goals but positions the region for long-term growth and prosperity.”

A groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for later this month. Demolition activities inside existing Terminal A are anticipated to begin in March; structural demolition will follow in late spring with excavation and foundations work starting this summer.

About Clark | Weitz | Clarkson, A Joint Venture

Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) is a joint venture team comprised of Bethesda, Md.-based Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Weitz Company, and Kansas City heavy civil contractor, Clarkson Construction. CWC is a member of the greater Edgemoor Team and responsible for leading design and construction efforts on the KCI New Terminal project. The team boasts a combined 400 years of construction experience and has successfully delivered complex airport projects across the country, including work at Los Angeles International Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, Dulles International Airport, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Tampa International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Midway Airport, among others. 

For more information on the KCI New Terminal’s construction procurement process, visit www.cwcjv.com.

About Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate

A leader in the development, financing, and operations of public buildings, infrastructure, and commercial real estate, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate has delivered (or has under development) more than $3 billion public-private partnerships (P3s) nationally, including the KU Central District Development project in Lawrence, KS; the Long Beach Courthouse and Long Beach Civic Center projects in Long Beach, CA; and the University of California, San Francisco Sandler Neuroscience Center. 

For more information on the KCI New Terminal project, or the Edgemoor Team, visit www.kci-edgemoor.com.