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Redevelopment Milestones

Making LaGuardia Airport ready for a multi-billion dollar redevelopment takes thoughtful planning and we’re proud of the progress made so far.


  • October – Pile driving commences to begin constructing the foundation for the new Terminal B.
  • August – Roadway construction begins to reconfigure airport roads in preparation of the new Terminal B.
  • July – The P2 Garage, which provided 2,250 parking spaces on-airport, permanently closes and demolition begins to make way for the new Terminal B.
  • June – Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announce groundbreaking on new LaGuardia Airport. Construction begins on a new 1.3 million square foot, state-of-the-art 35-gate terminal, along with a new West Parking Garage and other supporting facilities.
  • June – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and LaGuardia Gateway Partners reach financial close on the public-private partnership (PPP). LaGuardia Gateway Partners begins managing and operating Terminal B, as part of a 35-year lease agreement.
  • March – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners vote to approve a lease with LaGuardia Gateway Partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new Terminal B. The lease also includes the construction of a new Central Hall, a key recommendation of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s airport advisory panel, and supporting infrastructure such as new roads and a parking garage.
  • March – Construction commences on the West Parking Garage that will provide LaGuardia Airport with 3,129 parking spaces, seven levels, electric car charging stations and low-emissions preferred parking.


  • September – East Parking Garage in Lot P4 is complete and opens to LaGuardia Airport travelers providing additional on-airport parking in six levels and with 1,100 parking spaces.
  • May – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners vote unanimously to begin LaGuardia’s first phase of development and select LaGuardia Gateway Partners to develop Terminal B (Central Terminal Building).


  • July – A new substation is completed, enabling more electrical capacity for future growth and construction of a new Terminal B (Central Terminal Building).
  • December – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finds no significant impact in its environmental assessment of key infrastructure, enabling the demolition of existing facilities to build a new Terminal B (Central Terminal Building).


  • July – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners approve the site, building and utility infrastructure program.
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