New food and concession concepts are planned for Barbara Jordan Terminal, and the installation of arched wooden roof beams top construction at airport's new cell phone lot, gas station, convenience store, electric vehicle fast charge stations and playground area.
Construction for new food concepts planned in terminal
New concession and retail concepts are planned for the Austin airport. This will start with the renovation of the East food court, across from Gates 7-8 later in 2017. The Peached Tortilla, Mad Greens, Departure Lounge, Berry Austin Frozen Yogurt, and JuiceLand are some of the new concepts.
Across from Gate 12, renovations to West end and West Food Court are estimated to begin in early 2018. This will include construction for a Hat Creek Burger Company, Mandola’s Italian Kitchen, Flyrite Chicken and renovations to Amy’s Ice Cream. Other terminal food venues planned includes Hut’s Hamburgers and Tacodeli.
Retailers currently under construction in the terminal include Tyler’s and Austin Warehouse and the Austin Article. Restaurants currently under construction include the Salt Lick Bar-B-Que expansion, Second Bar+Kitchen, and IVINI’s Italian.
Curved beams make retail, convenience store appealing
A total of 29 curved roof beams will top the three structures making up the new convenience and restaurant, gas station and new free cell phone lot. Each beam is 12.25 inches thick to give the structures shape and appeal.
The roofing system for each is:
Station canopy – 11 arched beams that are each 52 feet long
Convenience store – 10 arched beams that are each 35 feet long
Retail/ Restaurant building – 8 arched beams that are each 45 feet long.
The 9,750 square foot building for retail, restaurant space and the 4,500 square foot convenience store will have corrugated steel roofs along with a drive thru and arched canopy to cover the fuel pumps. Expected to be complete in 2017, the site plans include a playground, public restrooms, Austin Energy electric vehicle fast charging stations and additional free cell phone parking spaces.
Crane, drilling machine at new garage site
At the site of the new 6,000 space parking garage, construction continues as a crane and drilling machine is operating to continue the foundation work needed. It is anticipated that over 300 pylons up to 60 to 70-feet deep will be used to support the new 6-story structure that is estimated to be complete in 2018.
Phase 1 apron work completed
Phase 1 of the apron expansion work has been completed with the opening of Golf 1. Phase I included the construction of 528,400 square feet of pavement. Construction fencing has moved to Golf 2 with the start of Phase 2 and will include adding 314,000 square feet of additional pavement to expand the apron for flight, taxi-lane movements and remain overnight (RON) aircraft parking needs.
Construction compete for Hyatt Place, new signage up for airport hotels
With the opening of the Hyatt Place Austin Hotel, new pylon signage has been erected near the Spirit of Texas Dr. exit off of SH71. The signs are 35-feet high and sport the airport’s Hilton and Hyatt Place logos, the two hotels nearest the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
Located at 9532 Spirit of Austin Lane, the four-story Hyatt held its grand opening in June and is the newest hotel at the airport offering 139 suites, a café’, meeting rooms and pool. Construction initiatives of the Hyatt included LEED Silver Certification, Austin Energy Green Building Two Star Rating and four electric vehicle charging stations.
The Hilton Austin Airport, located at 9515 Hotel Drive, was formerly the Bergstrom Air Force Base air command center, with distinctive architecture including a soaring atrium, and today offering 262 rooms, meeting and event space, pool, a restaurant and bar and coffee shop.
This blog is regularly updated to inform travelers and the public of the latest construction activities at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Information ranges from customer service improvements to changes in travel processes.