Final Vote On $5 Billion Funding For Miami International Airport Expansion Set For Next Week

Miami-Dade commissioners are set to vote next week on issuing $5 billion in bonds for renovation and expansion of Miami International Airport.

Commissioners voted unanimously earlier this month to approve the bonds, and a second and final reading is scheduled for March 17.

Around $1 billion will cover projects that are already underway, with the remaining $4 billion to cover projects between 2020 and 2036.

The Central Terminal will see the biggest changes, including demolition and rebuild of Concourses F and G. There will also be a new check in area, and even the curbside and exterior will be rebuilt.

In the North Terminal, four new widebody gates will be added by reconfiguring space. The regional gates at D60 will also be expanded and rebuilt.

The South Terminal will be expanded with several new gates and a new retail area.

The funding and plans will be structured to allow the airport to speed up or slow down the expansion based on any rise or fall in demand.

Here’s a full list of what is being funded at MIA from 2020 through 2036. The total value reaches $4,015,563,000 when including work at other county airports like Opa Locka:

  • MIA North Terminal Gate Optimization Phase l
  • MIA Concourse “D” West Expansion — D60
  • MIA North Terminal Ramp Level Restrooms
  • MIA Central Terminal Redevelopment Phase 1
  • MIA Central Terminal Redevelopment Phase 2
  • MIA New CC F Enabling Up—gauge and Down-gauge Project
  • MIA New Concourse “F”
  • MIA Concourse F New Apron Phase 1 and Phase 2
  • MIA Concourse F Demo Phase 1- Headhouse Demo and New Hardstand Area
  • MIA Concourse F Demo Phase 2 — CC_F Pier Demo and New Apron Phase 3
  • MIA Lower Concomse E FIS Renovations ~ Phase 2
  • MIA Central Terminal Upper Drive Facade and Curbside
  • MIA Concourse “G” Demolition
  • MIA Concourse “E” and “F” Taxi Lane and Apron Rehabilitation
  • MIA South Terminal Apron and Utilities Relocation Phase 1
  • MIA South Terminal Expansion East (New Gates) Phase 1
  • MIA South Terminal Apron Enabling — Demolition of Building 3050
  • MIA South Terminal Centralized Checkpoint
  • MIA Concourse “H” – Glazing, Curtain Wall Assessment and Corrective Action
  • MIA Terminal Wide Re-roofing and Lightning Systems Upgrades
  • MIA North and Central Terminal Passenger Loading Bridges Phase 2
  • MIA Tenant Relocations
  • MIA Vehicle Fueling and Car Wash Facility
  • MIA Demolition Building 3039 and Fuel
  • MIA Temporary South Terminal GSE Facility & 20th Street modification AOA
  • MIA Demolition Building 703 and 703A
  • MIA Demolition Building 703 Environmental Assessment and Remediation
  • MIA Building 5A Tenant Relocation
  • MIA Building 702 Apron & Airside Improvements
  • MIA GSE Facility for North Terminal
  • MIA Demolition Building 5A
  • MIA Building 702 Expansion
  • MIA Demolition Building 704
  • MIA Consolidated Cargo Fumigation Facility
  • MIA West Cargo Truck Parking
  • Land Acquisition
  • MIA Runway 9-27 Rehabilitation
  • MIA Perimeter Road Bridge
  • MIA NW 37th Avenue Improvements
  • MIA New Hotels
  • MIA Fuel Storage Facility Expansion (Tank No. l)
  • MIA Fuel Storage Facility Expansion (Building and Tank No.2)
  • MIA Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) Hot Spot 5 (Corral area)

 

 

Central terminal rebuild:

 

North Terminal expansion:

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POLO

So they are planning to demolish Concourse F and rebuild, instead of remodel? Also, they should demolish the headhouse in Concourse H to match the rest of the councourse.

Anonymous

Make updates, you all act like you can’t work from home.

Anonymous

Not too much to update these days…

Anonymous

They’re alot because construction hasn’t stopped and some projects are getting funding thus they will start soon.

Anonymous

how about the update of this airport expansion vote

Anonymous

TNM editors traditionally post while attending techno raves in Wuhan. They had to stop.

Anonymous

It’s a good start, but LaGuardia is getting a complete overhaul with emphasis on design and efficiency for only 4 billion. Finger terminals are very dated and need to be replaced. I feel like we can do better with 5 billion

William

The total is 8 but I still agree with your overall point.

Anonymous

LaGuardia is a much smaller airport/

Anonymous

LGA is anything but efficient, and the rebuilding was a pet project of corrupt politicians. It doesn’t even fix the main problem that the runways are too short for new aircraft. The competent thing that should have been done was close and sell or lease the land to developers, and expand JFK and Newark as they absorb services.

Anonymous

Like most US airports, pathetically poor designs, no infrastructure, I mean think of it this way, Dulles is the most important international airport in the US capital and it has no mass transit connectivity.
It’s embarrassing…

Anonymous

The DC metro silver line is being extended and will soon be providing service to Dulles Airport.

Anonymous

Correct ^

Anonymous

Go back

Anonymous

How about an entirely new central terminal?

Anonymous

By the time it’s complete, it will be relatively even more outdated. Say what you want about the current one, but it aged pretty well for a sixty-one-year-old building. If there’s any modern architecture worth saving in Miami, it’s Central Terminal, not some seedy motels to prevent high-rise redevelopment.

Anonymous

They shut down The Next Miami due to corona virus but MIA is letting in international flights with corona virus carriers on daily still

Anonymous

5 billion and they can’t even do it right, Miami will always be stuck in the 50s-60s

Anonymous

ditto.. for that amount and the designs are terrible..

Anonymous

Orlando, LA and Atlanta designs look way better than Miami designs they need a better architect

Frank Lloyd Wright

you guys dont understand this at all….These are studies of how to expand that triger a feasability study to get to the cost for the commissioners to approve. At that point there will then be a selection for designs to be eventually built. This is a 15 year process at an estimated cost of $5B. The architectural designs shown here will all be scraped and qualified architects (internationally and locally) will start to position themselves accordingly for the expansion.

Anonymous

I hope so frank

Anonymous

ATL does not look nearly as good as this. I travel to Atlanta for weekends all the time. It’s just huge, and built to accommodate huge crowds, but tastefully done it is not. It is also very confusing to find your way around.

Anonymous

Looks like a bus depot in a dilapidated area

Anonymous

such a joke how they cant update this site.

Anonymous

Meanwhile their competition are making daily updates, construction hasn’t stopped and alot of projects are rising quick. Others are getting funding meaning theyre going vertical soon. This website has got lazier throughout the years.

Anonymous

I don’t get it either…… seems like the kind of site one could update from their toilet seat. How did social distancing put website updates on hold while construction work continues?

Anonymous

I didn’t see one thing about changing out the lazy, shiftless, thieving surly staff !!!???

Anonymous

exactly my thoughts!!! they need to demolish, rebuild and replace everyone there!!!

Anonymous

Hopefully people know that this type of expansions are partly due to Trumps policy to rebuild our Infrastructures

Anonymous

American Airlines is a joke and has horrible service at the airport. They give nothing back to the community. We all miss Eastern, National and Pan Am. Those were classy airlines.

Anonymous

Shut down domestic flights from New York, Seattle, and Boston and into Florida immediately, and vice versa.

Anonymous

Shut down the airport completely, reserve our limited health care capacity, and limit the threat to the spread of virus until we get control of the situation.

POLO

I guess you don’t work at the airport!

Anonymous

Yes – I don’t and don’t want my 90 year mother to die.
So providing jobs at the airport is more important than saving lives Polo?

Anonymous

This is such a short term mentality. COVID-19 is temporarily. In the worst case scenario, in 12 months it will be over. However, without a clear plan to revamp our American infra-structure, we won’t be ready to support the next economic growth. China is better prepared than us in this area.

Anonymous

We have the right President at the right time, and we are a very wealthy country.
This crisis will come to end. Let’s all focus on saving lives in the interim by focusing on not spreading it among ourselves. America will shine and continue to be the beacon of the world coming out of this with the most “flattened curve”, and the strongest dollar, and economy.

Andrewn2

I agree with the second paragraph, but defiantly not the first.

Andrewn2

Definitely*

Anonymous

Tourism is Florida’s most powerful economic engine. Our secondary and tertiary economies like agriculture aren’t as strong. All the theme parks and several beaches are ALREADY closed. If everything shuts down, Florida will become the next Mississippi or Rust Belt within a week.