Tampa International Airport Grows With $2 Billion Expansion

May 30, 2017

By the end of the 2026, the chairman of 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.