The El Paso International Airport might not be the busiest but it will soon be bigger and modern. The airport will be adding a rental garage that is officially be called the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC).
The CONRAC structure will be a three level parking structure at the airport which will be used by rental car companies for pick up and return of automobiles used by travelers. It will include 650-700 parking stalls and was designed using smart growth principles, including a focus on pedestrian accessibility. Included in the structure will be Ready and Return
areas, customer kiosks, fueling and car wash areas, a light maintenance facility, and vehicle storage for use by the rental companies. The architectural design is byDemattei Wong Architecture, Inc. of California under a contract approved by the City last October. Inside the three-level tall lobby of the CONRAC will hang a public art piece that will float above travelers’ heads.
Construction should begin within a year on the $45 million CONRAC project, according to the Department of Aviation’s Capital Improvement Plan revealed last month. The structure will be located immediately to the west of the baggage claim area of the airport terminal.