The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the proposed 14-gate Replacement Terminal at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport. The document examines the potential impacts a 355,000-square-foot Replacement Terminal might have on the community and suggests possible mitigation measures to lessen those impacts. The DEIR release initiates a 45-day public review and comment period that will extend through June 13.
“The release of the DEIR marks a major milestone for this Airport,” said Frank Quintero, president of the Airport Authority Commission. “We look forward to hearing from the community and area stakeholders after they take the time to review this very important document.”
Formal comments on the DEIR can be made online at www.replaceburterminal.com or at any of the upcoming Airport public meetings. Copies of the complete DEIR are available for public viewing at Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena City Halls; the Buena Vista, Central, and Northwest Libraries in Burbank; the Glendale Central Library; the Pasadena Public Library; Valley Plaza Library in North Hollywood; and the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Authority offices. The complete DEIR is also available online at the Airport’s Replacement Terminal website, www.burreplacementterminal.com.
The Airport will hold three upcoming community meetings where the public can learn more about the DEIR and comment on the document. These meetings will take place on:
- Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Burbank Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., Room 104, Burbank
- Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank
- Monday, June 6, 2016, 9 a.m., at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Meeting, 2627 Hollywood Way, Skyroom, Burbank
The DEIR examines three development options to replace the existing 14-gate, 232,000-square-foot passenger terminal, which was built in 1930. Portions of the Airport’s current terminal do not meet current earthquake design standards and the facilities are located too close to the runways. The preferred option is a 355,000-square-foot, 14-gate Replacement Terminal on the B-6 Adjacent Property, located in the northeast quadrant of the Airport, off of Hollywood Way and Winona Ave. (A map is available on the following page.) Under all three development scenarios, the existing terminal would be demolished.
In November 2015, the Airport Authority and the Burbank City Council endorsed a Conceptual Term Sheet that would give the Authority the right to build a 14-gate Replacement Terminal in exchange for new protections for Burbank. The proposed agreement between the Authority and the City would take effect only if Burbank voters approve the agreement in accordance with Measure B, a Burbank ordinance that says that any discretionary agreement between the City and the Authority must be approved by Burbank voters. The Authority seeks a November 8, 2016, Measure B election.