Newly released KCI renderings show interiors, but one earlier feature has been nixed

The City Council got a look at more detailed renderings of the new Kansas City International Airport on Thursday at a committee update.

Developer Edgemoor showed a “town hall” area with skylights, a performance space and a variety of shopping and dining options.

There are also looks at the baggage claim, restrooms and curb area.

The council also learned that the new terminal will not have an indoor fountain, as earlier renderings showed, due to installation issues.

The new airport is scheduled to open in October 2022, at a cost of $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion. The money will come from airport revenues, not tax funds.

According to Edgemoor’s timeline, construction is to start in early 2019 at Terminal A, which will be demolished by later this year.

A series of public meetings about the airport will be held in September. Visit www.kci‐edgemoor.com for times and dates.

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