Published : Monday, May 13, 2019 | 4:58 AM
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, a tri-city joint powers agency which operates Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), will a workshop in Pasadena to allow residents to give input on the design of a replacement terminal planned for the airport.
Known as a charrette, the workshop will focus on design principles and themes for the replacement passenger terminal, especially on safety improvements, design features and amenities that residents would like to see when the terminal is completed.
Earlier this year, two charrettes were held in Burbank, in March and April, which resulted in an open dialogue with hundreds of residents “creating a solid foundation for the replacement passenger terminal that will best serve the community,” according to a statement by the airport authority.
In Pasadena, the charrette will be held on Thursday, May 30, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, located at 85 East Holly Street.
The workshop will begin with a presentation, followed by community interaction to collect ideas for the design of the replacement passenger terminal, the announcement said.
Participants are encouraged to stay throughout the duration of the workshop. American sign language interpretation and translation services for Spanish and Armenian speakers will be available at the Pasadena charrette, as well as that in Glendale on May 29, and at Los Angeles on June 5.
In November 2016, Burbank residents passed Measure B which will allow the construction of a new 14-gate, 355,000-square-foot replacement terminal for the old passenger terminal that has been there for over 90 years. The airport was constructed in 1930.
The new terminal is needed to meet current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety standards regarding runway distance to buildings. An updated facility will provide an enhanced passenger experience, incorporate seismic safety and ADA features.
The investment required to pay for construction of the new terminal – estimated to be over $1 billion – will be paid for by the FAA, the airlines and airport users, including passengers and businesses located at the airport.
Construction is set to begin in 2021, and could be completed by 2024, according to an airport authority timeline.
The Hollywood Burbank Airport serves over 5.2 million passengers annually and reaches 16 nonstop destinations in the United States.
For more information about the airport, visit www.HollywoodBurbankAirport.