KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
HISTORIC DISTRICT

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

An Environmental Assessment (EA) of the new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) was completed in 2019. As part of the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) consultation process it was found that KCI was eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as a historic district.

The proposed new terminal development would require demolition of Terminals A, B, and C, construction of a new terminal building and reconfiguration of apron, construction of new parking structure, and reconfiguration of circulation roadways. The result of the new terminal development is an adverse effect to the potential historic district, making it ineligible for inclusion on the NRHP. Therefore, mitigation of the loss of this historic district was required before construction could begin on the new terminal at KCI.

This website provides information on the historic district at KCI, the mitigation required, the history of the airport, original design of the airport, the architects behind the terminals, and the “Drive-to-your-gate” concept.