b'40 DEN TERMINALSDenver Intl Completes First Phaseof Great Hall Renovation/ExpansionBY JODI RICHARDS It may be hard to believe, but it has already been 26 yearsIts all part of Vision 100, a comprehensive since Denver International Airport (DEN) sprang up eastplan designed to allow the airport to serve 100 of downtown Denver to replace Stapleton International,million annual passengers, a milestone officials which was located in the midst of the growing city. Over the years,expect to hit some time between 2030 and the new airports tented roofs have become iconic, and times have2035. Michael Sheehan, senior vice president changed. The entire industry has evolved, and DENs passengerof Special Projects at DEN, explains that the numbers have grown dramatically. To address those changes andplan has four pillarsempowering people, prepare for projected future growth, the airport is in the midst ofgrowing infrastructure, maintaining existingMICHAEL SHEEHANmaking $770 million worth of upgrades to the Jeppesen Terminal. facilities and expanding global connections. The multi-phase, still-evolving program known as The Great HallThe plans four guiding principles are sustainability, equity/diversity/Project is designed to improve the passenger security screeninginclusion, stakeholder involvement and the customer experience. process and provide a more flexible and open airline check-inThe vision that our new CEO [Phillip Washington] has identified space with new ticketing and self-drop baggage kiosks. Newis a terminal that accommodates 100 million annual passengers, restrooms and facility updates are other key components. WhenSheehan summarizes. crews finished the first phase of the comprehensive project thisWhen DEN originally opened, it was handling 25 million past November, DEN became a U.S. leader in the self-serve bagpassengers per year. Originally designed to accommodate 50 drop movement.million annual passengers, Jeppesen Terminal was beyond capacity January | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'