O’Hare Airport’s Rental Center Set for 2018 Completion

Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Photo via Wikimedia.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Photo via Wikimedia.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s new car rental facility is set to open at the end of 2018, according to a report by Journal Online. Once completed, the facility will house 13 car rental brands.

“Construction continues on all aspects of the Joint Use Consolidated Rental Car Facility and Airport Transit System (ATS) extension, and the completion date remains to be by the end of 2018,” Karen Pride, Chicago Dept. of Aviation spokesperson, told Journal Online.

This project will consolidate rental car companies and public parking into one multi-level structure, says the report. A new Airport Transit System will connect the rental car facility to the airport terminals.

The 4.5-million-square-foot facility will have nine levels on the 33-acre site, according to the report. The structure will include 4,200 rental car parking spots on the first three floors, a first-floor customer lobby, and space for over 2,600 public parking spaces.

The facility will help to reduce traffic and increase transit ease and accessibility for travelers, says the report.

Austin Power Partners, a joint venture made up of Austin Commercial, Power Construction, and minority partner Ujamaa Construction, was awarded the rental car and parking facility construction project.

Click here for the full Journal Online report. 

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