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New Development

Overview
Giant/ABC Site
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National Airport North
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The Towns at 1333
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Old Dominion Boat Club
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Alexandria Sewer
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Potomac Yard

Redevelopment

Montgomery Street
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Waterfront Center
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Beach Drive

Park Development

Montgomery Park
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Completed Projects

National Airport South
Canal Center Plaza

National Airport North
New North Commuter Terminal and Secure National Hall

The southern end of National Airport was the focus of major road and bridge reconstruction work carried out in 2015 and 2016.  With that work now complete, the start of 2017 brings a new $1 billion building project to the northern end of the airfield.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is demolishing an aircraft maintenance hanger and some of its executive offices to make way for a new North Commuter Concourse with 14 gates serviced by jetways, an attached parking garage, and connecting roadways (see area highlighted in purple in photo at bottom).

The new North Commuter Concourse (see diagram and artist's rendering below) will replace Gate 35x (formerly Gate 35a), where passengers now wait for departure in a crowded space on the upper level of Terminal C, descend escalators and stairways to the lower level when their flights are called for boarding, hop onto busses to take them out to commuter planes parked on the tarmac away from the terminal, and use portable stairs or ramps to board their aircraft outside.

 

For those who remember the last major expansion and modernization project at National Airport in the 1990s, the building to be torn down at the start of this project is known as Hanger 11 (see photo above), which served for eight years as the airport's Interim Terminal for US Airways (now merged into American Airlines) and Delta Air Lines while the airport's current $450 million main concourse and Terminals B and C were built.

As part of the current undertaking, MWAA also plans to build two new Transportation Security Administration screening areas on the lower arrivals and baggage claim level at National Airport (see areas highlighted in red in photo at bottom).  The change addresses a major shortcoming of National Airport, which was designed and built before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

When completed, the new screening areas will place most of the main level of the airport -- the currently unsecured main concourse known as National Hall, existing Terminals B and C, the new North Commuter Concourse, gates 10 through 59, and adjacent retaurants, shops, airline clubs and airport services -- beyond the security checkpoints.  This will provide cleared and connecting passengers with unimpeded access to most airport services and amenities, except those located in Terminal A and the baggage claim areas, without having to exit and re-enter security.

MWAA calls this effort Project Journey and believes it will transform the passenger experience.  Read more about it on the airport's website by clicking hereThe North Commuter Concouse and Secure National Hall projects are well underway and scheduled for completion in 2021.

 

 

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