March 29, 2019
Press Releases & News

Clark | Weitz | Clarkson Breaks Ground on New Terminal at Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Aviation Department joined the City of Kansas City, Mo., major airlines, Clark-affiliate Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), and organized labor and business representatives to celebrate the long-awaited launch of the construction phase of a $1.5B modern single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Hundreds of Kansas Citians attended the event that included the ceremonial first turning of the dirt and the start of demolition activities at Terminal A.

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.

At just over one million square feet, the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal is the largest single infrastructure project in the City’s history. It 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 first-class traveler experience for airport users. The facility will open with 39 gates and the ability to expand up to 50 gates in the future. The project will also 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.

The New Terminal project is expected to generate up to 5,000 construction-related jobs. Sixty local partners are already at work on the project, including 41 minority- and women-owned businesses. Edgemoor has pledged to maximize opportunities for local minority and women-owned firms, setting ambitious participation goals for 20% minority-owned and 15% women-owned businesses for professional and construction services, respectively.

The New Terminal project will be funded using 100 percent tax-exempt debt – the most cost efficient approach for the project. When complete, the new facility will replace the airport’s aging terminals, which opened in 1972.

The New Terminal will be built in the footprint of the airport’s existing Terminal A, which has been decommissioned. Interior demolition operations will begin this spring; structural demolition is expected to begin to mid to late-April. The new terminal is expected to open in early 2023.