The Port Authority is embarking on a major modernization and redevelopment program to position the airport to meet the needs of the 21st Century. A New Terminal B will replace the existing Central Terminal Building, also known as Terminal B, at LaGuardia Airport that opened to the public in 1964 with a design capacity of 8 million annual air passengers. Terminal B served 14.3 million passengers in 2015.
LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) was selected by the Port Authority in May 2015 to develop a $3.6 billion world-class facility, Terminal B. LGP would be responsible for designing, building, financing, operating, and maintaining the new terminal as part of a 35-year lease.
LaGuardia Gateway Partners is comprised of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska and Meridiam for development and equity investment; Skanska and Walsh Construction as the construction joint venture; HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff as the design joint venture; and Vantage Airport Group for management of the operations. LaGuardia Gateway Partners' members have worked on more than 350 aviation and transportation projects globally and domestically, including international airports in Chile, The Bahamas, New York (John F. Kennedy), Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
On October 26, 2012, the LGA CTB Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Project Briefing Book were released by Port Authority Procurement. To access information about the Procurement process, click here.
On July 26, 2013, four firms were selected as a result of the RFQ and invited to submit Requests for Proposals. Click here to see the firms.
On March 10, 2014, due to procurement violations, Proposer Aerostar New York Holdings, LLC was disqualified from the RFP Process.
A Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) decision for the environmental assessment from the FAA was received on December 11, 2014, a major milestone critical to the demolition of the existing hangars 2 & 4 and ancillary support buildings. Please click here for the final environmental assessment document.
There are three major functional areas of the existing Terminal B: landside, terminal and airside. Each has deficiencies that cannot be fixed by rehabilitating the existing building:
Starting with the frontage curbs, sufficient weather protected curb length will be provided for arriving and departing passengers. The departures level will provide a wide sidewalk used for curbside check-in. The check-in hall is anticipated to have more open space. It is also anticipated that two passenger screening areas, called Security Screening Check Points (SSCP) will be located at the east and west end of the check-in hall. All bags will be screened in a modern in-line baggage screening area, out of passengers' sight. It will also have the flexibility to respond to technological changes. The concourses will be larger and more comfortable, with traditional attendant assisted check-in counters and self-service kiosks, while meeting energy and sustainability requirements. Ninety percent of concessions will be located after passenger screening in the Concourses where passengers prefer them.
The phased implementation of the infrastructure and terminal will provide infrastructure and new gates to come into service before the opening of the new check-in hall, which opens several years before the existing Terminal B's demolition. Overall, the phased program is not expected to be complete until 2021.
The Port Authority will enter into a Public-Private Partnership, through a competitive selection process, with a team that will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new Terminal B. Construction of two garages, infrastructure and roadways surrounding the new Terminal B will be the Port Authority's responsibility.
This is a multi-billion dollar program. The funding plan is still being developed but funding could be provided from a variety of sources including: private sector financing; funds generated by the FAA's Passenger Facility Charges; revenue from concessions; rents and fees.
The number of airlines operating from the Terminal B and the number of markets served could vary based on market and economic conditions, as is the case today. However, it is likely that the degree of variability will be small as the FAA currently caps the number of airport flights.
Port Authority requirements meet or exceed all governmental or industry guidelines for environmentally friendly and sustainable buildings. The new terminal will be designed in accordance with the Port Authority's Sustainable Building Guidelines. As mandated by the Port Authority's Sustainability Policy. Additionally, the project will be designed to achieve a minimum requirement of Silver under the LEED 2009 rating system, with a target rating of Gold.
It is anticipated that the program will provide dedicated roadway frontage and terminal spaces at ground level in the new Terminal B for buses, vans and other high occupancy vehicles (HOVs). In addition, on-airport bus and HOV operations will benefit from roadway improvements to traffic flows on airport.
The hours of airport operation are not expected to be affected by construction activities.
Construction will be phased to maintain airport activities and the number of flights are not anticipated to be affected during construction.
The Port Authority is committed to ensuring stakeholders are informed about the project and its benefits and potential impacts. We will be holding various meetings with impacted residents and local organizations throughout the duration of the project to provide information, build collaborative relationships, and answer questions. We encourage you to track progress with us by checking back regularly on the Progress tab.
To access information about the Procurement process, click here.
LGA is undergoing an extensive capital redevelopment program in an effort to provide world-class airport facilities for passengers and airlines alike. The Program is expected to include the demolition of the existing CTB and associated infrastructure and the construction of a new 1.3 million square foot, 35 gate terminal building; a new aeronautical ramp; frontage roads that will serve the new terminal; a new central heating and refrigeration plant; and other utilities and site improvements.
Click here to access the Final Environmental Assessment document.
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