New Terminal Project at Kansas City International Airport
At just over one million square feet, the Kansas City International (KCI) Airport New Terminal project is the largest single infrastructure project in the history of Kansas City, Missouri. The original three-terminal airport had become cramped and outdated since it first debuted in 1972. Over the last several decades, three studies in 1995, 2009, and 2013 explored options for airport renovations that would better meet the needs of travelers. In November 2017, Kansas City voters approved the construction of a single-terminal airport with 76 percent in favor.
Scheduled to open mid-2023, the new terminal will have 39 gates with room to expand to 42 in the future, and a 6,300-space parking structure. The new single-terminal airport marks a significant milestone for the City, because 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 the traveler experience.
The Parson + Associates (P+A) team plays a key role in managing the communication efforts for the airport project by actively engaging with the community, in addition to the City’s elected officials. P+A team members ensure communication is transparent and clear throughout all stages of the project, which includes tasks such as compiling presentations, providing consistent project updates, social media management, assisting in workforce recruitment efforts, and informing the public of ongoing and upcoming opportunities to be involved.
Kansas City International Airport and the City of Kansas City, Missouri
- Kansas City Aviation Department (Owner)
- Paslay Management Group (Owner’s Rep)
- Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate (Developer)
- Clark | Weitz | Clarkson Joint Venture (Design-Builder)
- Skidmore Owings & Merrill (Lead Designer)
- 80+ additional local firms
Year(s) of Project
2017 – Current