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Proposed Terminal B South Concourse Improvements

Draft Environmental Assessment

Terminal B South Concourse Improvement Project Environmental Assessment at San José Mineta International Airport


Notice is hereby given that the City of San José (the City), California, proposes to extend and modernize Terminal B through the construction of a proposed Terminal B South Concourse Improvement Project (Proposed Action) at the San José Mineta International Airport (SJC or Airport) in Santa Clara County, California. A National Environmental Policy Act, Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Action is available for review and comment:

Notice of Availability - Draft Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Workshop and Public Hearing

Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment - Appendices

Public Workshop Material - Handouts

Public Workshop Material - Information Boards

Public Hearing Powerpoint Presentation

The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide necessary terminal infrastructure to serve the traveling public efficiently and with an improved level of service through the year 2029. The Proposed Action would include additional security area and hold rooms for each gate, ticketing, restrooms, concessions, public space, increased baggage handling capacity and extended curbside. The primary components of the Proposed Action are:

  • Extend Terminal B through construction of the proposed South Concourse, including construction of 16 airline gates with jet bridges in up to 750,000 square feet (SF) of terminal building space. Of the proposed 16 gates, eight (8) replace the existing interim gates, two (2) are gate relocations, and six (6) are new gates.
  • Reconstruct and strengthen up to 392,000 SF of deteriorated airfield apron at the south end of the proposed Terminal B South Concourse to support aircraft terminal parking.

The Proposed Action is not an airfield-runway capacity enhancement project; therefore, the projected aviation demand is anticipated to occur with or without the proposed terminal improvements.

The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead federal agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for the proposed terminal improvements. The EA was prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures; FAA 1050.1F Desk Reference (v2); and FAA Order 5050.4B, NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.

The Draft EA will be available for public review and comment from January 20, 2023 through March 3, 2023, at or in hardcopy at the following locations (see library website or call for hours of operation):


Public Workshop & Public Hearing

A Public Workshop on the Draft EA will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) in the SJC Administrative Offices, located between Terminal A and B (1701 Airport Boulevard, Suite B-1130 San Jose, CA 95110-1206). Parking is available in the Terminal A Parking Garage and will be validated. Team members will be available to discuss the project at presentation boards during the Public Workshop.

A Public Hearing will be held immediately after the Public Workshop from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the same venue. The hearing will include a brief presentation. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the Public Hearing.

Comments must be received by 5:00 PM PDT on Friday, March 3, 2023. Please ensure adequate time for mailing. Comments received and the responses to those comments will be disclosed in the Final EA.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Written comments on the adequacy of the environmental information disclosed in the Draft EA may be submitted by email or mail to:

Ryan Sheelen, C.M., Airport Planner IV
Planning and Development Division
San José Mineta International Airport
1701 Airport Blvd. Ste B-1130
San José, CA 95110

Those interested in attending the Public Workshop and/or Hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact Ryan Sheelen at least three (3) days prior to the Workshop and Public Hearing. Every reasonable effort to accommodate special needs will be made.