When you’re talking about an airport with an aluminum foil roof, that means there’s more space to work on things, including airports with a lot of traffic.
On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin accepting bids for the $200 million space.
It will be the second time the agency has used this space, following its use for a $150 million parking garage in New York City.
The FAA expects to announce the winners on June 15.
It says it will award the space on the condition that it is not used for any purpose other than for the airport’s use, and that the site must be used for “security, public safety, and general aviation purposes.”
That’s a key stipulation because if the FAA chooses not to use it, the airport could be shut down, which would leave it empty and vulnerable to attacks.
In addition, the FAA said it will need to ensure that the building is safe for public use, including the airport.
The site must also be at least 75 feet wide and at least 50 feet high.
But some airports have struggled to get their own parking garages built, with a parking garage at a former air traffic control center in Seattle and a parking lot at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, both of which were closed in 2016.
The site has been open for about two years, and it has been a success, said Tom Clements, a vice president at the airport trade group International Association of Parking Agencies.
“I think there’s a lot more demand,” he said.
“The idea of building a new parking garage for a small airport is something that we would like to see.”