Architects offer new plan for Kansas City Airport renovation

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, January 21 2016 Jan 21, 2016 Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:56:27 AM CST January 21, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City architecture firm offered another option for renovating and expanding the Kansas City International Airport.

City and aviation officials have been discussing a controversial plan to demolish the airport and replace it with a single terminal. Some citizens want to keep the current three-terminal design.

The Kansas City Star reported Crawford Architects of Kansas City worked with an aviation and design firm on a new plan. It would keep the existing layout but expand Terminal A to include better security checkpoints, three baggage reclaim areas and retail and concession areas. The estimated cost is $335.6 million. Terminal B would be renovated later.

Consultants reviewed the proposal and are expected to respond by early February. City Council members said they are open to exploring the idea.

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