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TPA shares new airside terminal, modernization plans at Nov. 16 public meeting in St. Petersburg


As Tampa International Airport looks to expand along with the region’s future growth, the public will get a chance this Wednesday to dive deeper into TPA’s plans to build its first new airside terminal in nearly 20 years.

The meeting is part of Tampa International Airport’s 2022 Master Plan Update, a process prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation to analyze TPA’s overall capacity, operational and customer needs, as well as emerging industry trends. The most critical project approved as a part of the update is Airside D, which will help the Airport meet future demand by allowing TPA to serve up to 34 million annual passengers once completed in 2027.

Wednesday’s public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement at 355 4th Street North in St. Petersburg. Participants will see presentations from TPA CEO Joe Lopano and airport consultant Ricondo and Associates, which is leading the MPU process for TPA.  

Parking at the museum garage will be free for meeting attendees. 

TPA’s last full Master Plan launched in 2012, with an addendum completed in 2016. It was the backbone for the three-phase, multi-billion dollar expansion that followed, which included the SkyConnect Automated People Mover system, the new SkyCenter One office building, the award-winning Blue Express Curbside Lanes and more.

The Nov. 16 meeting in St. Petersburg is the second of three community outreach meetings the Airport is hosting to keep the public informed about the 2022 Master Plan Update process. The first was held on April 25 at Tampa International Airport. The third and final public meeting will take place in the spring of 2023. 

Wednesday’s meeting will also be offered virtually on Zoom.  This link will carry the meeting starting at 6 p.m.: https://tampaairport.zoom.us/j/87142810723

For more information about TPA’s 2022 Master Plan Update visit: https://www.tampaairport.com/master-plan/2022-update