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City of Cleveland awards contract for $4.5M Cleveland Hopkins Master Plan

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 11:25:13-04

CLEVELAND — Through a competitive bidding process, the City of Cleveland has awarded a contract to RS&H, a company that provides architecture, engineering and consulting services, to create a Master Plan for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

In a news release, Mayor Frank Jackson said the master plan process will “identify investments that will make Hopkins a more modern, user-friendly airport to attract business flyers as well as leisure travelers.”

The Master Plan, which provides guidance for future development, will include airfield planning, terminal planning, landslide planning and environmental considerations.

The last time the airport worked on a Master Plan was in 2012 when Cleveland served as a hub location for United Airlines. Since the hub closure in 2014, Cleveland went from roughly 65% origin and destination traffic to 97% origin and destination, which has brought more than 3.6 million more passengers annually to Cleveland, according to the release.

“As we look to the future of our airport, it is important to have a forward-looking plan on how to best serve the stakeholders that utilized the airport,” said Airport Director Robert Kennedy in a news release. “The new Master Plan will give us a road map of projects and improvements for years to come, given the dynamic changes the airport has undergone since 2014.”

The $4.5 million project is expected to be completed by early 2021.