City of Burbank Moves Forward With Replacement Terminal/B-6 Property Planning
On February 13, the City of Burbank will hold a Scoping Session for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the project encompassing the development of the B-6 Trust Property and potential replacement terminal. Last year, the Burbank City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority met in a special joint session and voted to approve the basic characteristics of the project that will be analyzed in the EIR. In a separate action, the City Council also engaged a consultant to prepare the EIR, which will cost $1.36 million, to be funded by the Authority.
In December, the Airport Authority voted to submit a Development Application Package to the City of Burbank that would limit the amount of proposed mixed-use commercial and industrial development in the project to 2.35 million square feet. The original proposed concept, based on a 15-year development period, would have considered development up to 3 million square feet.
For more information about the Scoping Session and the Notice of Preparation, visit the Airport Replacement Terminal and Opportunity Development Site page on the City of Burbank’s website.
Funding Sources Announced for Bridge Between Airport and Bob Hope Airport Train Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced that Metro and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will provide funding for a $14 million pedestrian bridge over Empire Avenue connecting the Bob Hope Airport Train Station and the Airport’s new Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC). The station is served both by Metrolink and Amtrak.
“We have a true, true flawless plane to train connection with this project,” Don Sepulveda, executive officer of regional rail for Metro, told the Airport Authority in January. Sepulveda applauded the Airport for coming up with the concept during the environmental review for the RITC. “This is the future, in my view, of how true commuter rail and intercity rail plane-train connections should be,” he said.
The funding consists of a $7 million grant expected to be approved in March by Caltrans, and matching funds from Metro. Engineering work could start later this year, Sepulveda said. The RITC opens this summer. Initial access to and from the station will be via a pedestrian street crossing.
Commemorative Brick Campaign Adds Engraving Options
The SKIES OF FREEDOM Commemorative Brick Program will add several new engraving options for donors looking to honor their own legacy or that of a friend, family member, or loved one. In upcoming months, donors purchasing 8” x 8” bricks will be able to add image engravings of the Burbank Bob Hope Airport terminal, the Airport Police Department logo, the Airport Fire Department seal, or a veteran’s ribbon. Existing engraving options include nine images of Lockheed aircraft such as the F-117A Nighthawk, the Constellation, and the SR-71 Blackbird.
The Commemorative Brick Campaign is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for interested donors to commemorate their Airport legacy through personalized bricks in the Airport’s new SKIES OF FREEDOM Pavilion, due to open Summer 2014. Bricks are available in two colors (Regimental Red and Landmark Gray) and two sizes (4” x 8” and 8” x 8”). Keepsake replica bricks and custom-etched display cases are also available at additional cost.
For more information about the program, or to place an order, visit www.skiesoffreedom.com.
Economy Lot B has temporarily closed to public parking as of January 1, 2014. Long-term public parking is still available in Economy Lot A with a $10 daily maximum, Economy Lot C with a $13 daily maximum, and Economy Lot E and Valet Parking, both with a $23 daily maximum. Short-term public parking is available in the Parking Structure at a daily maximum of $31.
Don’t forget to enroll in Thanks Again! Through the Thanks Again Rewards Program, Burbank Bob Hope Airport is offering free airline miles and hotel points to travelers who park, dine, and shop at the Airport. To learn more information and to start earning your rewards, enroll your credit card at the Thanks Again at BUR website.