The Kansas City Aviation Department is asking various business, civic and minority organizations and leaders to participate in public discussions to inform local community businesses of various ways that they can actively participate in the Concessions Program for the New Terminal at Kansas City International Airport, dubbed Build KCI. The overall vision for the Build KCI Concessions Program is to have a program that is customer-centric, provides a sense of place, engages useful technology and integrates a true spirit of Kansas City.
Earlier in the planning process, the Aviation Department and partners sought input for potential upgrades at KCI Airport from residents through a series of listening sessions hosted by business, neighborhood and community groups throughout the metro. The upcoming sessions reflect this spirit of communication and collaboration by discussing the Concessions Program and its potential opportunities with the business community.
“We would like to share our vision for the Build KCI Concessions Program with area businesses and discuss the opportunities for them to be involved in this monumental project,” said Pat Klein, KCMO Aviation Director. “The airport is the front door to the community and the New Terminal needs to provide that sense of place for visitors and locals alike. The right Concessions Program is key to achieving this.” The Aviation Department is striving to achieve the following program goals: opportunities for real local participation through a variety of means; no limits on how local operators participate; competition among locations; reasonable prices; regionally inspired; offer the highest levels of customer service; make use of cutting-edge, useful technology; and be truly unique.
Dates and locations are as follows:
July 16 – Noon – Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Kansas City, MO 64108
July 16 – 6 pm – Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64130
July 17 – 6 pm – Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road, Kansas City, MO, 64117
July 23 – Noon – Kansas City, KS Public Library, 625 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS 66101
July 23 – 6 pm – Blue Springs Fieldhouse, 425 NE Mock Ave., Blue Springs, MO 64014
July 24 – 6 pm – Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion Ave, Independence, MO 64050
July 25 – 12 pm –Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, 825 Euclid Ave.
July 25 – 6 pm – Liberty Community Center, 160 S. Withers Rd, Liberty, MO 64068
July 30 – Noon – Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
July 30 – 6 pm – Line Creek Community Center, 5940 Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, MO 64151
July 31 – 6 pm – KCPD North Patrol, 11000 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
For more details on the sessions, visit FlyKCI.com/concessions. New terminal project information is at BuildKCI.com.
At just over one million square feet, the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal, Build KCI, is the largest single infrastructure project in the City’s history. It will have a 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 39gates and the ability to expand up to 50 gates in the future. The New Terminal will also include a 6,300space parking structure, which will be constructed adjacent to the terminal building, a centralutilityplant, and landside and airside improvements.
The Build KCI 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. The 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, was decommissioned and demolition is underway. The New Terminal is expected to open in early 2023.
Additional details of the project are available at BuildKCI.com and kci-edgemoor.com or on social media at @BuildKCIand @kciedgemoor.
The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general fund tax revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit flykci.com for more information. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.