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Hundreds turn out to hear more at TPA's Airside D Outreach event

Designers, builders, architects, engineers and the public packed the Main Terminal Event Space for an early look at the project.

Airside D outreach event at TPA

More than 200 builders, vendors, architects, engineers and members of the media packed the Airport’s first Airside D Outreach Event on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Airside D outreach 1TPA CEO Joe Lopano welcomed attendees to the public program, aimed to educate design-build firms interested in working on the project. The Main Terminal Event Space on Level 3 was packed with onlookers and stakeholders curious about the planned construction, which is slated to begin in 2024. The new terminal is scheduled to open in late 2027 and will enable TPA to serve an additional 13 million annual passengers over the next 15 years.

TPA Vice President of Planning and Development Jeff Siddle led a presentation featuring renderings and an animated walkthrough of the 16-gate Airside D, which is projected to cost $787.4 million. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors will vote on the proposed new terminal at its Sept. 8 meeting.

James Hanney, TPA Senior Purchasing Manager in Procurement, shared the bidding timeline with the group before an extended Q&A and networking session. The official solicitation will be released Oct. 12.

The proposed Airside D is a part of TPA's 2022 Master Plan Update. To see the Airside D Outreach Event presentation slides and other related documents, go here.