Susan Glaser

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport potentially is getting one of the biggest capital investments in Cleveland history, and it’s getting no attention in the mayor’s race. City officials this year unveiled a $2 billion plan to rebuild the aging, cramped Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. And since then, it’s generated scant interest or enthusiasm – publicly, at least – from the group of seven candidates seeking to lead the city for the next four years.

The new terminal, which would include five concourses instead of the current three, would be geared toward travelers who start and end their trips in Cleveland, not those transferring between flights. Among the proposed improvements: consolidated security checkpoints, expanded customs facilities, more parking, better entrance and exit roadways, wider concourses, higher ceilings, more natural light and more.

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