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Airport gates, Bojangles’ seats on city agenda

Charlotte City Council will vote on studying whether to open additional gates at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Charlotte City Council will vote on studying whether to open additional gates at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Among the items on Monday’s Charlotte City Council agenda are a contract to study building more boarding gates at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and a contract to replace seats at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

New boarding gates at airport

A vote is scheduled on a $559,000 contract to study adding boarding gates to Charlotte’s airport in the space where rental cars now are housed.

The airport’s proposed contract with Perkins+Will North Carolina is for “conceptual studies and an architectural report” for building between eight and 12 new gates.

The firm was chosen over seven others that submitted proposals.

The airport plans to move rental cars this month to the new parking decks that opened in November. That will clear space for the new gates.

New seats for arena

A vote also is scheduled on a $975,000 contract to replace the seats at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

If the contract is approved, American Seating Co. would remove 9,300 seats and install 8,700 new seats. The venue’s current capacity is 9,600.

The existing seats are 17-18 inches wide. Most of the new seats will be two inches wider.

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