Animals of all types will get a chance to enjoy luxury treatment at the world’s first animal-only terminal, including a dog and cat resort and a 24/7 veterinarian hospital, to open at John. F. Kennedy Airport next year.
Ark Development, LLC, a Racebrook Portfolio Company, has signed a 30-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the facility.
The developer's website describes The Ark at JFK as the world’s first privately-owned animal terminal approved by the USDA. It will have full-service, 24-hour, airport quarantine facility for the import and export of pets, horses, livestock and birds.
Paradise 4 Paws, a premiere resort for dogs and cats and East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center are listed as tenants on The Ark's website. The Spot Experience, a luxury dog facility offering services like grooming and training, has also agreed to an exclusive partnership with developer, according to the New York Post.
The 178,000-square-foot multi-purpose animal handling and air cargo facility will cost $48 million and will create 180 jobs, the telegraph.co.uk said. It is also estimated to generate $108 million in revenues over its lease.