A $60.4 million project completed in fall 2018 expanded and transformed the ELM’s plain box terminal into a modern facility designed to help travelers relax. Prior to that, the last major renovation to the 1960s era terminal was in the 1980s to improve energy efficiency.

The comprehensive overhaul was largely funded with $40 million from the state of New York. ELM secured the funds as one winner of a $200 million design contest to spur redevelopment and expansion of airports outside the New York City metro area.