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Airline Terminal Project

 Airline Terminal in November 2012
The Airline Terminal welcomes 720,000 passengers a year.
 Phase Three, the final phase of the Airline Terminal Project, is under way and is scheduled to be completed by the middle of November.

The new Airline Terminal opened on August 18th, 2011!  The $63 million project  includes a new aircraft parking ramp, a new airline terminal building including site preparation and soil stabilization, relocation and rehabilitation of the 1942 portion of the existing terminal, a new short term parking lot and roadway.  The 72,000 square foot terminal was designed in the tradition of the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style which defines the City of Santa Barbara’s local culture and sense of place.

The new terminal was designed as a sustainable structure and may be eligible for a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating once all of the improvement projects are complete.  (Please see attached diagram for phase three construction). PHASE 3 PLANS

Grand Opening Gala on June 17th, 2011

Watch the photographic slideshow

Public Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 19th, 2011

Watch the entire video!

2012 Construction

  • New Loop Road
  • New Short Term Parking Lot
  • Relocation & Refurbishment of Historic Terminal Complete

2011 Construction

  • Install baggage handling & TSA fixtures & equipment
  • Install security systems and building finishes
  • Tenant improvements - concessions and airlines
  • Site work pavement and landscape finishes
  • Punch list and LEED flushing

2010  Terminal Building

  • Install water, sewer, power, and communication lines
  • Install pad footings and grade beams
  • Pour slab on grade March
  • Erect structural steel April
  • Erect/install metal decking, pour concrete on metal deck
  • Set electrical transformer/permanent power to the site
  • Install interior/exterior metal stud framing
  • Rough in plumbing and electrical
  • Install PVC and clay tile roofing
  • Install exterior doors
  • Install drywall

2009 Terminal Building    

  • Short Term Parking relocated
  • Baggage Claim relocated
  • Terminal Loop Road relocated
  • Soil Preparation
  • Site Utilities installation

2008 Construction Begins 

Ramp Reconstruction Taxiway B Construction

2007 Terminal Design    

Construction Videos

Update - January

Public Art - December

Officials Tour - October

"Postcards of Travel"
creation & installation
 - July

Construction Tour w/ Project Engineer
Leif Reynolds
 - June

Steel Structure  - April

Lantern Restoration  - April

Batter Boards & Footings - January

Soil Stabilization  - December

What to Expect - November

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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