Phoenix airport exploring plan to leave parking business
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Aviation Department is exploring allowing the private sector to take over the airport’s public parking facilities and build a new transportation center.
KJZZ reported the department pitched the idea to let a developer build a parking garage on the west side of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport during a meeting of the city’s Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee.
The department also was exploring having the airport privately leasing out the other parking facilities currently operated by the airport.
The airport has about 9,500 parking spaces on the east side near terminal 4. The approximately 3,700 spaces on the west side will disappear when Terminal 2 is demolished and the tram line that connects the airport’s terminals is extended.
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