Chicago O'Hare's Terminal 5 To Be Redeveloped
Oct 16, 2012 09:00 PM
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Westfield Concession Management on Tuesday unveiled redevelopment plans for Terminal 5 at Chicago O'Hare International, which include 15 new dining and retail brands and new passenger amenities throughout.
Scheduled for completion in fall 2013, the redevelopment will feature dining and retail post-security — including many Chicago-based restaurants and brands — a re-engineered layout to enhance the traveler experience and maximize revenues, CDA said.
Previously, 95 percent of the terminal's dining and retail options were located pre-security, making it difficult for passengers to access dining and shopping while waiting for flights. The redevelopment is the first since the terminal's construction in 1993.
Westfield Concession Management and its tenant partners will invest more than $26 million in the terminal over the course of the redevelopment, according to the announcement.
The renovated terminal interior — including a new food court — will offer a redesigned, more efficient TSA checkpoint and feature new lighting, signage, fixtures and other first-class amenities while incorporating sustainable and recycled materials, CDA said.
More information on the Terminal 5 redevelopment project is available at www.chicagoT5.com.