Denver Gazette
Dennis Huspeni

Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington made the case Thursday for a $1.3 billion “completion phase” project to get the Jeppesen Terminal ready for 100 million passengers a year.

Thursday’s news conference, which also included Michael Sheehan, senior vice president of special projects at the airport, and Chief Financial Officer Sylvester Lavender, came on the heels of the City Council’s business committee approving $1.1 billion for the project Wednesday.

The committee approved four contract additions in a 6-1 vote. The proposals will now be sent to the full City Council for two final votes in the coming weeks.

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