O ’Hare 21 is a multi-dimensional, multi-phased umbrella for the long-term vision for O’Hare. O’Hare 21 projects include:

  • The Terminal Area Plan (TAP)—which includes both the O’Hare Global Terminal and the two satellite concourses

  • Completion of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) major airfield projects:​

    • Runway 9C-27C

    • Runway 9R-27L extension

    • Central deicing pad

  • Near-term gate improvement projects:​

    • Terminal 5 expansion

    • Terminal 3 Concourse L expansion

  • On-airport hotel developments

  • Other capital projects​

    • Airport Transit System extension and modernization

    • 15-year O’Hare Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) 

O'HARE 21

CHICAGO'S VISION FOR A MODERN AIRPORT

This $8.5 billion project will also be a model of inclusiveness and transparency, creating an unprecedented opportunity for local participation by minority, women, disabled, veteran, returning citizens and LGBTQIA businesses by offering incentives to local Chicago-based companies in the City’s 77 neighborhoods. As an economic engine for the City of Chicago, the region and the state, this project will create nearly 22,000 design and construction jobs.