More than $332 million in improvements at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) will proceed after the facility’s signatory airlines agreed to contribute some of the funding.
The improvements are part of the airport’s latest master plan, which identifies projects that would help the facility meet travel demand through 2040. The FAA approved the plan earlier this year.
The funds will help build an updated central utility plant (CUP), which houses key systems such as power distribution, water supply, air conditioning, chillers, boilers, primary pumps and air compressors.
Plans also call for relocating and upgrading the facility’s maintenance campus from its current flood-prone location. The aging facility was built in the 1960s and can no longer accommodate the maintenance and sheltering of modern equipment.
Once the maintenance facility is moved, STL will develop another deicing pad. Additionally, the abandoned Missouri Air National Guard (MoANG) Complex will be demolished, allowing STL to reduce the expenses related to the upkeep of an aging facility.