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Project Elevate

On August 28, 2019, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced Project Elevate, a three-development expansion of Ford Airport that begins with a $90 million extension of Concourse A to accommodate projected passenger growth over the next 20 years.

Airport leadership is currently seeking federal approval for the second development of Project Elevate, which proposes to add a federal inspection station, or FIS, capable of screening international commercial passenger flights. The third development will be to relocate the current air traffic control tower, or ATCT, to make way for diverse terminal-area developments such as additional tenant hangars and more parking, among others.

No local taxpayer dollars will be used to finance Project Elevate, which will be paid for with a combination of federal and state grants, municipal bonds issued by the airport, and user fees.

Follow the Project Elevate progress here.