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Kansas City Downtown Airport
New General Aviation Complex

Kansas City, MO

CMT provided planning, design and construction phase services to the Kansas City Aviation Department for the redevelopment of a new general aviation hangar complex. The site encompasses approximately 45 acres and includes 96 units for aircraft storage.

Maximizing the area available for development (96 new spaces replaced the 40 existing spaces) at the river-bordered airport resulted in complex site conditions that presented many civil engineering challenges and opportunities for sustainable solutions. Extensive drainage structures and underground utilities had to be designed to fit into the constrained site. Due to past flooding issues on the low-lying site, hydrologic modeling was performed to improve the draining characteristics of the site where the amount of impervious pavement was increased. Improvements had to adhere to U.S. Army Corp of Engineers requirements because of the airport’s proximity to the Missouri River levee. To reduce waste and cost, demolished concrete pavement was reused as base material beneath new pavement areas. An oil-water separator was installed beneath the pavement to capture fuel and oil runoff during storm events. Construction was phased so that new hangars would be available to the existing customers before the old hangars were torn down to make way for a second phase of construction.