The Jacksonville Aviation Authority board took steps Jan. 23 toward constructing an estimated $100 million parking garage and to expand the security checkpoints at Jacksonville International Airport.
The board voted 6-0 for a $10 million budget transfer to design a third parking garage that would add about 2,000 spaces. The facility, envisioned as six levels, is designed next to the existing daily garage and projected to cost about $100 million. It would completed by the fourth quarter of 2024 or first quarter of 2025.
It also unanimously ratified a $15 million award for continued work on the checkpoint renovation at the airport. JAA’s awards committee voted Dec. 19 to award the contract.
Both would serve the terminal expansion to add the six-gate Concourse B, expected to be completed in 2025.
The board approved a budget transfer of $10 million to start the creation of a capital project for the new parking garage project.
Chief Operating Officer Tony Cugno presented the garage project, which would provide space for 1,600 public parking spaces and 400 rental cars.
Construction funding for the $100 million project would be sought in fiscal 2024.
JAA presented plans to create spaces to offset those displaced during the garage construction that also would be permanent additions.
It recommends adding 500 spaces to the Economy I lot and to repurpose the current employee lot to provide 250 more public spaces and 250-300 valet spaces.
It also recommends expanding and paving the Economy III lot by 1,200 spaces, comprising 800 for employees and 400 more for the public.
That would boost total parking at JIA to about 13,500 spaces.
The security checkpoint upgrade is part of the terminal expansion to add Concourse B. The airport now has Concourses A and C.
Jacobs Engineering is the architect and engineer and Balfour Beatty Construction is the construction manager for the project.
The $15 million award is for Balfour Beatty Construction for the bulk of the trades and associated work for the checkpoint renovation.
That includes, but is not limited to, concrete, structural steel, millwork, roofing, doors and windows, finishes, signage, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and fire protection.
The first project in the Concourse B expansion is the security checkpoint renovations to increase passenger capacity. It increases the number of screening lanes.
The total guaranteed maximum price for the checkpoint project is $20.5 million.
The checkpoint work has begun with initial demolition and construction approved in October. That project was $3.8 million for the demolition, temporary construction and terrazzo flooring.
The second is the $15 million project on the agenda.