John F. Kennedy International Airport is poised to add a new, $9.5-billion international terminal, in an agreement announced yesterday by Governor Kathy Hochul.
"As we recover from this pandemic, I want to ensure that everyone traveling to New York has a welcoming and streamlined experience, and that New Yorkers have the modernized transportation hubs they deserve," said Hochul in a news release. "The time to get large infrastructure projects done is now, and I'm committed to getting JFK's brand new Terminal One underway and completed as soon as possible."
The 2.4-million-square-foot complex, called New Terminal One, is slated to be the largest international terminal at JFK upon completion. Construction is to occur in phases on the sites of JFK's current Terminals 1 and 2, as well as the former Terminal 3.
The project, led by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will be built through a partnership with a consortium of private firms, including Carlyle, JLC Infrastructure, and Ullico. AECOM Tishman has been selected as the general contractor, while, and Gensler is providing design services.
New Terminal One will include 23 passenger gates, as well as large check-in and arrival spaces, dining areas, and other amenities.
Pending a vote on a lease agreement by the Port Authority Board of Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, construction of New Terminal One is expected to commence in 2022, with delivery anticipated by 2026. The project is expected to generate a total of 10,000 jobs - including 6,000 construction jobs.