Cuomo Issues RFI for Port Authority’s Redevelopment of JFK Central Hub

Illustration of the Northwest Corner of the JFK Buildout SiteIllustration of the Northwest Corner of the JFK Buildout Site

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a call for ideas in the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The invitation for a request for information by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is for the design and development of JFK Central, a roughly 14-acre, mixed-use space within the complex. This is the latest step in Governor Cuomo’s $13-billion plan for the redesign of JFK, which includes two new international terminals with modern passenger amenities, user-friendly ground transportation options, and improved roadway infrastructure to accommodate a projected increase of at least 15 million passengers per year.

Illustration of the Initial Phase of the JFK Buildout

Illustration of the initial phase of the JFK Buildout

JFK Central will be a centrally located commercial and recreational public space that caters to travelers and employees. Possible uses for the mixed-use space include retail and dining, offices, green space, and cultural offerings and events. The plaza will be built on top of the new ground transportation hub in a highly visible public space, accessible from Terminal 1 and Terminal 4.

Applicants can submit ideas and concepts for either the commercial and public space segments, or both.

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