Bergstrom 2020 (or thereabouts): The Master Plan
The ABIA Master Plan looks to the future.
The ABIA Master Plan Update establishes three "planning levels" based on annual passenger volume, rather than by year, but even under the "low-growth" scenario, Bergstrom will have reached Level 2 -- 13.2 million annual passengers, the level at which we'll need a second terminal -- by 2020. The idea, the planners say, was to recommend a concept that could be built with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations, that could be expanded further over time, that balanced land uses around the 4,200-acre airport site, and that allowed for a second airport entrance.
Level 1 -- 11 million passengers.
Total cost estimate: $273 million from city, $259 million from other sources. Highlights include:
A. Add six gates to Barbara Jordan Terminal
B. Begin work on new taxiways
C. Add two levels to the parking garage; convert second level to rental car return
D. Build a two-lane flyover to westbound SH 71 (1); widen Cardinal Loop to four lanes (2)
E. Build a 24-acre north remote long-term lot (1) and an 18-acre employee parking lot (2)
F. Begin a new cargo area on the west side of the airport (along U.S. 183)
Level 2 -- 13.2 million passengers.
Total cost estimate: $921 million from city, $88 million from other sources. Highlights include:
G. A new south terminal with 11 gates
H. A new south entrance (1), garage (2), employee parking lot (3), etc., to go with the terminal, along with the associated roadways, and a road between the two terminals (4)
J. A consolidated rental car facility
K. Further work on new cargo areas (1); a new general-aviation area on the airport's east side (2)
L More new taxiways
A second airport hotel (location unknown, somewhere near new south entrance)
Level 3 -- 18.4 million passengers.
Total cost estimate: $323 million from city, $156 million from other sources. Highlights include:
M. Expand the south terminal, adding 10 more gates (not until this point does the plan recommend initiating inter-terminal flight connections)
N. Expand the parking facilities on both sides of the airport
O. Expand the cargo area
P. Build a new administrative complex for the Dept. of Aviation
R. Begin planning for a third runway