Published : Friday, March 1, 2019 | 5:45 AM
The plan to build a large industrial and commercial complex on the site which the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority sold in 2015 for $72.5 million is getting closer to realization, after the Planning Board in the city of Burbank on Monday voted to recommend it to the city council for approval, a report in the Los Angeles Times said Tuesday.
The project site, called B-6, is just north of the Hollywood Burbank Airport, which Pasadena owns jointly with Burbank and Glendale.
Overton Moore Properties, the developer, plans to build six industrial buildings, nine two-story office buildings, two retail or restaurant spaces, and a six-story, 150-room hotel on the 61-acre site, the LA Times report said.
The planned development is known as the Avion project. Next to the site, the tri-city Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority plans to build a new 14-gate airport replacement terminal.
An Overton Moore representative said they could start construction this year as soon as Burbank approves the project, and hope to break ground in August, the report said.
The Burbank city council will look at the project’s environmental impact report, particularly how additional vehicle traffic and industrial facilities on the site could potentially impact air quality.
The developer plans to encourage people who will work on the site once it is complete to use public transportation to mitigate the impact, the report said.