New name for Detroit Metro’s North Terminal from next month
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is to rename its North Terminal in honour of long serving Wayne County executive, Warren Evans.
Operator, Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), says that from April 4, 2022, the North Terminal will officially become the Warren Cleage Evans Terminal.
The terminal opened in 2008 to offer customers what was described at the time as “another world-class option at DTW”, and allowed for the retirement of the Smith and Berry terminals as passenger facilities.
“This is truly an honour, and I would like to thank everyone who made this possible,” said Evans.
“I have dedicated my life to public service, and I have always believed that you don’t get into this line of work for the awards or recognition. Public service is about serving the public. But I must say that it does feel good to know that others appreciate what I have been trying to do for all these years.”
Over the next few weeks, the airport authority will modify signage throughout DTW, including the roadways.
“Dozens of signs need to be changed; therefore, we must start early,” said WCAA CEO, Chad Newton.
“This means there may be times when signs reflect the new name, while other signs do not. We’ll do our best to inform our customers of this change and we appreciate their patience during this transition period.”
A special sign honouring Evans will be unveiled during the dedication ceremony in the Departures Level ticket lobby of the North Terminal at 2pm on April 4.
Newton added: “Wayne County executive, Warren C Evans, is a dedicated public servant who has transformed our region for the better and we’re pleased the WCAA Board decided to name our terminal after him.
“Following the renaming, we will begin refreshing the appearance and functionality of the terminal to improve the customer experience. We’re looking forward to beginning this new chapter in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s story.”
• Main images courtesy of Gensler.