Benedum Airport Authority – New Terminal Facility at the North Central WV Airport
L.R. Kimball, in association with national terminal facility expert PSH+, as well as local civil engineering firm CEC, Inc., is providing architecture and engineering design services for a new, $34 million terminal facility at the North Central West Virginia Airport.
Question and answer work sessions took place with various stakeholders to gather information regarding each entity’s needs. These meetings resulted in important concepts allowing our team to design and lay out the new terminal building, the associated aircraft access and parking, and the site access and parking. The design team presented several concept options for the new terminal building to the Airport Authority.
The Airport Authority decided on a new 45,000 SF terminal building with 2 gates expandable later to 5 gates, a waiting room that can accommodate 300 passengers at one time, and 8 ticket counters with expansion capability. Airport Administration will be located on the third floor with office space and meeting rooms and a great view of the airfield. An adjacent 6,000 SF equipment storage building will be included as well.
This project will include a new parallel taxiway to provide access from the Runway to the new terminal, and a new aircraft apron to accommodate up to 4 aircraft at one time. The access road will be designed for traffic to the Airport’s new Aerotech Park, being constructed at the same time as the new Terminal Building.
The proposed state of the art terminal project is estimated to be completed by 2023 and will position North Central Airport as a hub for business, leisure, and destination travel.
This terminal project is a culmination of the hard work and dedication of the Benedum Airport Authority, Marion County Commission, Harrison County Commission, Harrison County Economic Development Corp., Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, many elected officials and forward-thinking citizens of the region. This project will be transformational to the footprint of North Central WV and will have a positive impact on the economy for years to come. The expansion will serve public and private business interests and will encourage additional enplanements resulting in increased tax revenue and the creation of jobs.