One of the hourly parking decks at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will close permanently next month, set to be demolished to make way for a new, larger deck under construction.
The West hourly parking deck will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 2. Demolition of the structure is scheudled to begin soon after, and will take about a month.
The airport has been building a $120 million new parking deck to replace the hourly decks. The new deck is scheduled to be completed in Nov. 2014, and will have 4,000 parking spaces for the public.
The deck will also have 3,000 parking spaces for the airport’s rental cars, car check-in counters and car washing and refueling areas. It will replace the current satellite rental car facility. The new deck is being paid for with rental car facility charges and airport revenue bonds.
Once the West deck closes next month, drivers will be directed to the East Deck or to the other lots, including daily, long-term, and business valet parking.
The East hourly deck will then close and be demolished sometime in the spring, according to the airport’s timetable.
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