RNO Master Plan: Project 4

Project Description: Terminal Development – Concourse Redevelopment

The development of replacement concourses was identified in the 2018 RNO Airport Master Plan Update as a critical project to improve functional performance, operational efficiency, address the forecasted passenger demand, address changing fleet mixes, and provide adequate passenger and airline spaces. Issues identified include:

  • Narrowness of the existing passenger circulation hallways on the concourses,
  • Long walking distances from the consolidated checkpoint to the airline gates,
  • Small passenger holdrooms and constrained aircraft gate envelopes,
  • Lack of available leasable space, especially back-of-the-house space, for tenants,
  • Lack of available back-of-the-house space for airport functions,
  • Confusing wayfinding due to existing signage and limited line-of-sight between hallways and holdrooms.
  • Remaining useful life of a number of building systems, and a Customs & Border Protection facility located outside of the terminal facility.

The 2018 RNO Airport Master Plan Update recommended a three-phase concourse redevelopment program, starting with a replacement Concourse C, followed by a replacement Concourse B, and concluding with the development of a new Concourse D.

Concourse Redevelopment

Current Short-Listed Concourse Alternates

  • Alternate 1

    Minimum Build

  • Alternate 2

    Expansion With New Building Up & Over Existing Building

  • Alternate 3

    New Two-Pier Build With Equal Walking Distances & Dual Taxi-Lanes Between Concourses

New Build Alts & Federal Inspection Services

  • New Build Alts

    Alternate 3 Has Three (3) Derivatives Which Incorporate More Aircraft Gates.

  • Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Facility

    (3) Alternates Were Also Identified & Will Continue Forward for Additional Analysis

Updates on the Detailed Planning Study are provided at regularly scheduled RTAA Planning & Construction Committee meetings. Funding for design and construction is not yet available. Pending funding, design for the first phase of concourse redevelopment is projected to follow a 16-month schedule and construction, a 24-month schedule.

Primary Contact: Lissa Butterfield, Manager of Planning & Environmental Services

Delivery Method: Construction Manager at Risk

Project Completion Date (Anticipated): 2028

Total Project Cost (Estimate): TBD

Funding Sources:

  • Detailed Planning Study: Passenger Facility Charge Funding (100%)
  • Design & Construction: Funding will include a mixture of funding sources to be identified during the Detailed Planning Study. These sources could include FAA Airport Improvement Program grant funding, Passenger Facility Charge funding, and airport revenues, among others. Additionally, the RTAA is looking at funding that may be available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for airport terminal projects.
CONTRACTSPlanningDesignConstructionProject & Construction Management
VendorMead & HuntTBDTBDTBD
AwardDecember 2020TBDTBDTBD
CompletionAugust 2022TBDTBDTBD
Cost (Est.)$2,029,611TBDTBDTBD