The Denver City Council this week approved Denver International Airport’s (DEN) proposed plan for the Great Hall Completion, the final phase of the airport’s Great Hall Project, clearing the way to move forward with design work.

The Great Hall Completion Phase will include additional security checkpoints with more security lanes and enhanced technology on the northeast side of Level 6; modern and spacious ticketing areas, the renovation of restrooms and the replacement of flooring, lighting, heating, cooling and fire protection systems and elevators/escalators; and comfortable spaces to meet and greet both domestic and international arrivals on Level 5.

“We are grateful for the support of the Denver City Council and are excited and eager to get started on the final phase of this critical project,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “By investing in our airport, we will generate more flights, more local jobs, increased revenue for the region, and more economic impact for our region.”

The approved budget for the DEN Great Hall Completion is $1.3 billion and will not be funded with taxpayer dollars, but rather by airport revenues. DEN plans to begin construction late this year on enabling work and expects completion between spring 2027 and summer 2028, with sections opening along the way.