March 1, 2019
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority is seeking proposals for design services of its long-awaited Concourse B, Jacksonville International Airport's third terminal.
As JIA's Concourse A and C imply, the aviation authority has wanted a third terminal for a long time. A and C were finished in 2008 with 20 gates, and the former Concourse B was demolished in 2009.
A request for qualifications opened Feb. 25 states that Concourse B will add six new gates to the airport and complete construction by the end of 2022. The RFQ seeks proposals from companies to modify a 2011 design, pictured below, for the concourse. Bids are open until Apr. 2.
Other services JAA's future partner will be asked to perform include design services for concessions, lounge space, administrative office space, baggage system expansion and more.
JAA CEO Mark VanLoh previously told the Business Journal that he hoped plans for Concourse B would be part of JAA's upcoming masterplan.
"We’re pretty sure [the masterplan] going to tell us, 'You better get started on Concourse B,'” said VanLoh. "We’re running low on gate space, especially in the mornings... Things are happening, and you can’t wait till you’re out of space and then decide to build gates because that takes years.
"We’ve got to start now, and I think this masterplan is going to tell us, 'Get busy.' If an airline can’t find a gate here, they’re going to go somewhere else. We don’t want them to go to Tampa or Orlando, they need to be here."
by Will Robinson - Reporter,
Jacksonville Business Journal