A $1.5 billion airport expansion got mixed reviews from Minneapolis residents at an open house Tuesday night.
"Airport noise is a huge issue for us ... a real problem," a Linden Hills resident told a Star-Tribune reporter. "On the other hand, I took my wife to the airport this morning. It's convenient."
City Councilmember John Quincy (Ward 11) has come out against the plan, but airport officials say the construction of a new international terminal is necessary. The Star-Tribune reports arrivals and departures are expected to rise from 437,075 in 2010 to 484,879 in 2020 and 526,040 by 2025.
Only about 1,100 are projected to get noise abatement subsidies from the airport.