RDU Land Use Study
One of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s core responsibilities is to provide for the air transportation needs of the growing, vibrant Research Triangle Region. To keep the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on track for growth, we’re undertaking a detailed study of the airport’s 5,000 acres to identify future uses.
Raleigh’s JDavis Architects is looking at how five major tracts of property may help the airport grow by providing space for new facilities, services or remain undeveloped as part of our commitment to environmental responsibility.
Consolidated Rental Car Facility
One of the potential new uses is a consolidated rental car facility, or CONRAC. This new building would make arriving or departing via rental cars easy by putting all rental car companies under one roof, with a common transportation system between the CONRAC and the terminals.
The space would make it easier for drivers to return cars and easier to exit the airport once picking-up a car. Passengers could walk between rental car counters inside a central lobby and would find a singular bus system from the terminals to the CONRAC.
The land use study’s first phase found the best location for such a facility would be along Pleasant Grove Church Road between Airport Boulevard and I-540. There is currently no timeline for construction of the CONRAC. This facility would also support regional public transportation connectivity.
The land use study is now concentrating on potential uses for the other four large tracts of airport property.