Build KCI – Groundbreaking Celebration Attracts Hundreds

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony to build a new single terminal at the Kansas City International Airport with the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, major airlines, developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), elected officials, Platte County and metro community leaders and partners, the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, and organized labor and business representatives.

Official details on the new Single Terminal at KCI at

“With the launch of the ‘Build KCI’ phase of the project, it will serve as the official source for up-to-the-minute construction news for passengers and members of the greater Kansas City community,” said Pat Klein Kansas City Aviation Director. “We will continue to champion the benefits of the new single terminal and how it will be a valued asset to Kansas City.”

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 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.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Marriott KCI, and Platte County EDC hosted a special celebration to toast to the success of this project.