Tampa International Airport grows with $2 billion expansion

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By: Associated Press
May 28, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- By the end of the 2026, the chairman of the Tampa International Airport wants it to function as its own little city.

By then, airport officials would have spent more than $2 billion on improvements, a host of hotels and office buildings, retailers and restaurants even closer to the terminals.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the centerpiece of the $543 million, phase two of Tampa International Airport's master plan is a 17-acre commercial development, which includes plans for up to two hotels, an eight-story, office building, a retail strip and a gas station.