Master Plan Concourse Redevelopment Concept
Detailed Planning Study
In February 2023, a Detailed Planning Study was completed. The Detailed Planning Study identified a preferred alternate for redevelopment that includes full replacement of the two existing Terminal Concourses, full or partial replacement of the two connector concourses, a new Central Utility Plan (CUP), airfield pavement (apron and taxiway/taxi-lane) work, infrastructure and utility relocation, and demolition of existing structures and pavements. The Detailed Planning Study project team, led by Mead & Hunt, also included Gensler, Landrum & Brown, Atkins North America, ICF, Thornton Tomasetti, Cumming, Studdiford Technical Solutions, Aero Systems Engineering, Wood Rodgers, and Holder Construction. Stakeholders, in addition to the RTAA Board of Trustees and RTAA staff, included RNO airline partners (corporate and local) and post-security terminal tenants (ABM, SAS, IGT, Paradies, SSP, Subway, Escape Lounge, and TSA).
The redevelopment project has the following primary goals and objectives:
- Replace the existing twenty-three (23) gate concourses with twenty-eight (28) gate concourses,
- Provide taxi-lanes sized to accommodate ADG III aircraft, including dual taxi-lanes between the replacement concourses,
- Maintain the same level of Remain Over Night (RON) aircraft parking spaces after construction,
- Construct a new CUP and protect critical building infrastructure from flooding,
- Provide for expanded and improved spaces for amenities, concessions, holdrooms, circulation, and airport operations,
- Improve passenger and employee experience with higher ceilings, natural light and mountain views, outdoor spaces, intuitive wayfinding, and exceed ADA requirements with adult changing tables in ADA restrooms, an outdoor pet relief area, and built-in lactation rooms with extra amenities such as windows and family seating,
- Improve first floor employee safety and overall functional experience with 50-foot drive tunnels, open interior circulation halls, orderly distribution and location of airport, airline, and concession spaces, and a centralized distribution center, and
- Reduce construction impacts on passengers, tenant employees, and aircraft operations when possible.