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(Bob Specht) #8

Another KCI renovation option surfaces - KC Star

Crawford Architects has teamed with internationally known aviation design and construction firms to offer a rival, more economical concept for modernizing Kansas City International Airport. Crawford shared its plan with The Kansas City Star.

(peter agnello) #9

Is the decision to build or renovate in May?

(Liam) #10

Three of the four proposers released their plans, showcasing a variety of designs and approaches.

(Liam) #11

KCI Partnership

Led by AECOM and Turner Construction.

Key features:

  • 35-gate terminal for $1 billion to be completed by 2021.
  • Unique elevated walkway to improve efficiency.
  • Says it can build the new terminal that meets KC’s specs while saving roughly $500 million when compared to Burns & McDonnell’s financing approach (Burns & McDonnell disputes this claim).

The proposal offers three other options varying $1.3 billion to $872 million.

Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

Option 4:

(Liam) #12

Hometown Team

Led by Burns & McDonnell with a consortium of local firms.

Key features:

  • Private financing structure that yields substantial cost savings, allows for construction to begin earlier, and shields airport and City from financial risk.
  • Design will reduce existing walking distance from curbside to security (impressive).
  • Redesigned security system that will handle a greater volume of passengers per hour.
  • Significant project-related commitments to the community–including, hiring graduates of the Manual Career and Technical Center and scholarships to Metropolitan Community College.

The proposal’s project costs range from $1.05 billion to $750 million.

(Liam) #13

Jones Lang LaSalle

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Led by Jones Lang LaSalle.

Key features:

  • A unique linear terminal design located north of the existing Terminal A.
  • The linear design allows for parking garages to located across the street from the terminal buildings.
  • The new location will allow for a walkway bridge connection to the existing Marriott Hotel.
  • The design allows for easy expansion–or contraction–if necessary.

Lower Level Plan:

Upper Level Plan:

(Liam) #14

(Liam) #15


*The selection committee’s recommended proposal.


Led by Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and Meridiam Infrastructure in conjunction with Clark Construction, Weitz Company, Clarkson Construction, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (“SOM”).

Key features:

  • Work to begin June 1, 2018 with an anticipated completion date of Nov. 1, 2021.
  • $974.6 million price tag resulting in lease payments of $62.5 million per year.
  • The proposal touts the team members’ experience with airport projects across the country–including work at LGA and LAX.
  • Clark and SOM have extensive experience in LEED-certified projects, and Edgemoor acknowledges the importance of such features for KCI. Edgemoor also plans to include design features that accommodate anticipated future changes in transit (preferred parking for HOV, design for autonomous buses, and more).
  • No renderings or drawings released, but the Qualifications Proposal mentions that Edgemoor will work closely with the public and other stakeholders when drafting the final design.

Proposal information (released after committee announcement on Sept. 6):
Qualifications Proposal
Financial Proposal

(Liam) #16

A side-by-side comparison of AECOM, Edgemoor, and KCI Partnership proposals used in the selection process.


(Liam) #17

Edgemoor renderings:

More information at the official website.


Not bad, looks very similar to Burns & Mac & AECOM. I would love to see the elevated connection to the outer gates so planes can taxi underneath. Can’t tell if this has that or not. It’s a cool but very practical feature IMO. Just glad things are moving and that the support for the project has grown. KC voters please get this done. I live in Gladstone & really wish I could vote on this :slight_smile:

(Liam) #19

I agree, it does look similar to Burns & Mac’s and AECOM’s proposed designs–hard to tell if Edgemoor was “inspired” by the other proposals or, more fairly, if the constraints of the RFP process limited the universe of potential designs (JLL might debate this).

I also agree regarding the elevated connection bridge. I’m not certain, but it might be safe to assume that such a design feature pushes the limits of feasibility given that AECOM hedged its proposal by submitting two sets of overall designs (one with and one without the elevated bridge). Based on AECOM’s renderings, however, it does create a rather grand design that would’ve made the new KCI even better.

(Kurt Rotering) #20

Remember to go vote today!!

Information: https://www.kceb.org/

(Bob Specht) #21

Well, a lot has happened since an update here.

Current design


(Anthony Hugo) #22

I don’t know what everyone else’s opinion on this is, but I personally feel as though one of the best features of KCI’s current design was the very low rise parking structures. It seems as though the designers were trying to keep the “easy curbside access” that the current KCI has, however, with them moving the parking structure so close to the building, it makes the entire front facade of the structure feel incredibly claustrophobic and cramped. I think it would’ve served the design better to bury just a few more floors under ground IOT allow for less rise so close to the entrance to the terminals. Just one mans oppinion, but what do you guys think?

(Liam) #23

I tend to agree with your opinion on the design and how it will affect the look, but I imagine the cost earthwork/digging down as far as they would need to probably was a major factor.

I know that excavation can get expensive in a hurry and imagine that an above-ground structure is more affordable; especially if it’s a pre-fab design.

(Bob Specht) #24

It’s a go. Ground should start moving within weeks.

(Bob Specht) #25

Crews on-site.

(Liam) #26

The JLL proposal was a complete joke.

(Liam) #27

Seattle is spending a few hundred million alone on their bridge.