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City of Burbank Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Airport’s 60 Acres

Press Release:

The Avion Burbank project has achieved a major milestone with the City of Burbank’s release of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) on the mixed-use campus proposed by Overton Moore Properties for 60 acres of vacant land adjacent to Hollywood Burbank Airport.

The DEIR release marks the start of the public review and comment period on the document that will be followed by public hearings before the Burbank Planning Board and City Council. Those hearings are expected to begin this fall.

The document, which is available on the city’s website at http://www.burbankca.gov/home/showdocument?id=46052, will be the subject of a comment hearing conducted by the Burbank Planning Board on Monday, Sept. 10. That hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

Avion Burbank proposes to transform the Golden State Project Area. A unique mixed-use project with creative office and creative industrial retail space, along with a hotel, the project promises to change the landscape of the area and, in the process, bring additional jobs and revenue to the City.

Specifically, Avion Burbank consists of:

  • Six, two-story buildings for industrial/warehouse uses totaling 1,014,887 square feet;
  • Nine, two-story buildings for creative office uses totaling 142,250 square feet;
  • Two, one-story buildings for retail/restaurant uses totaling approximately 15,154 square feet;
  • One hotel with 166 rooms;
  • Complete site improvements related to the project including utilities, drainage, paving, landscaping, lighting, etc.
  • Extend, improve, and dedicate Tulare Avenue west of Hollywood Way;
  • Extend, improve, and dedicate Kenwood Street south to the future Tulare Avenue.

The mixed-use campus will provide users with a unique opportunity to occupy state-of-the-art creative industrial buildings, which are geared towards the entertainment, media, technology, aerospace and new economy tenants. Demand for this new product type is strongest in urban, mature infill locations such as this site that have close proximity to housing, transportation and amenities.

The philosophy behind Avion Burbank is to create an ecosystem where companies can collaborate and foster innovation while recruiting and retaining the ever-evolving workforce in our new age economy. Creative industrial combines the best characteristics of creative office and industrial space to deliver a better user experience. It’s a hybrid of industrial, manufacturing and office space in one building, boasting. indoor/outdoor patios, extensive glass for natural lighting, high ceilings, dramatic entries and amenities such as indoor-outdoor gathering areas, multi-use trails, restaurants and services within easy walking or biking distance.

Those elements are combined with the state-of-the-art industrial features including higher clear heights, dock high loading, adequate truck courts for maneuvering, ESFR sprinkler systems, vision/clear story glass and skylights, and additional electrical capacity.

The creative office component will be unique to the Southern California marketplace and provide office condominium units that will be available for sale or lease. Surrounded by an amenity-rich environment, the creative office space will provide users the opportunity to design their own spaces and take full advantage of their preferential real estate needs. The design is inspired by the storied aviation history of the site with an architecturally distinctive look that is clean and modern. Building amenities include: two-story atrium lobbies, open truss ceilings, extensive natural light, open and efficient floor plans, clear story glass on the second floor, concrete floors, roll-up doors to exterior meeting areas, and operable windows.

Avion is conveniently adjacent to the site of the future Hollywood-Burbank Airport Terminal and is a short walk to the new Burbank Airport – North Metrolink Station on North San Fernando Boulevard. The project will construct, maintain and donate 60 parking spaces for Metrolink station users on the Avion Burbank site, and the campus parking will include 60 EV chargers. The project has also integrated internal mobility bike share facilities throughout the campus. Street improvements along N. Hollywood Way will include wide sidewalks, protected bike lanes, new signals, and additional left and right turn lanes.

Within the 640-acre Golden State District today, there are 160 companies occupying 3.5 million square feet of space in industrial/warehouse buildings. The majority of these older building are occupied by aerospace, entertainment, technology/electronics, construction/design and clothing/textile companies. Avion Burbank will provide the opportunity for these companies to expand organically and stay in the area by relocating to state-of-the-art, more efficient facilities. The movement of these companies will allow owners to transform their properties into higher and better uses and make over the area in a way that best meets the City’s goals for the Golden State Project Area.

For more information on the project and to sign up for future updates, please visit www.avionburbank.com.

JetBlue Announces New Non Stop Service From Burbank To Boston

Airport Commissioners join JetBlue President Robin Hayes in making the announcement of the new nonstop service from Burbank to Boston. ( Photo By Ross A Benson)

During a press conference held this past week at Hollywood Burbank Airport, JetBlue Airways announced that it will launch new nonstop service between Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), beginning September 5, 2018.

JetBlue will also add a second daily nonstop flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City, with a scheduled daytime departure. Tickets for the new service became available for purchase on Wednesday morning on www.jetblue.com.

( Photo By Ross A Benson)

The daily flight to Boston will depart BUR at 8:08 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and
arrive at BOS at 4:40 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) the following day.

The return flight will depart BOS at 3:28 p.m. and arrive at BUR at 6:48 p.m.

The daytime flight to New York City will depart BUR at 11:51 a.m. PDT and arrive at JFK at 8:05 p.m. EDT.

The return flight will depart JFK at 7:43 a.m. EDT and arrive at BUR at 10:51 a.m. PDT.

JetBlue launched service at Hollywood Burbank Airport in 2005 and is currently the only airline to offer cross-country service from Burbank, with one daily nighttime departure to New York City.

Burbank High Student to Have Artwork Displayed at Airport

The high school student winners of the Hollywood Burbank Airport 2018 Tower Banner Student Art Contest from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena Unified School Districts presented their winning artwork at today’s Airport Authority meeting. The winners were chosen from 235 entries across all three districts. Joining them were there art teachers and district art coordinators, along with many of the students’ proud parents.

First place banner designed by Ernest Avedian and will be displayed starting January, 2019

Burbank High senior Ernest Avedian was the first place winner from the Burbank Unified School District. His Instructor at Burbank High is James Bentley.  Two Juniors at Burbank High also took home second and third place honors. Abrielle Marsden was the second place winner and Narek Tashchyan placed third. Both of their instructors are Jonelle Pickett.

This is the eleventh year the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has sponsored the contest for students of the respective Unified School Districts in Grades 9-12. Each year, the Airport Authority chooses a different aviation theme for the contest. This year’s theme was “Takeoff to a New Beginning.” In 2017, the theme was “Aviation Goes to Hollywood” and in 2016, the theme was “History of Aviation.”

Each school district determines which submissions are its top three entries. The arts and culture commissions from each city then consider the three entries and make the final award of the first place winners from their school districts, based on the judging criteria set forth in the Airport Authority’s contest rules.

The winning artwork from each school district is enlarged to a size of 16 feet by 26 feet for an approximately three-month display on the Hollywood Burbank Airport terminal tower, where it is seen by nearly a million travelers and Airport visitors as they arrive and depart.

Since the contest’s inception in 2007, $28,500 has been awarded to each school district in honor of the winning entries, with the stipulation that the award be used to help support and promote the districts’ education programs for the arts. This year, each district will receive another $3,000, bringing the total to $31,500 for each school district.

The winning entries displayed on the tower are rotated among Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.

Abrielle Marsden (L) was the second place winner and Narek Tashchyan placed third

Second and third place winners, along with the first place winners, will be displayed in Terminal B beginning in June 2018. The display will feature background information about the contest. The second and third place winners’ artwork can currently be seen on the Airport’s website.

The contest is scheduled to begin again in September 2018. To be eligible to enter the contest, student artists must be enrolled in Grades 9-12 in the public high schools of Burbank, Glendale or Pasadena Unified School Districts. Students interested in participating should contact the art faculty or art department at their high school for details.

Hollywood Burbank Airport Runs Successful Emergency Exercise

Wednesday, March 14, was a busy day at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Not only was the airport the location where three Osprey Aircraft and two Marine Helicopters were based for President Trump’s recent Los Angeles visit, but The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, along with numerous local agencies, participated in an Airport Emergency Plan Full-Scale Exercise designed to test the airport’s readiness in case of a real incident.

Minutes after the aircraft used for the President landed around 9:30 a.m., pyrotechnics were set off in a field east of Runway 15/33, the Airport’s north-south runway where a fuselage and engine were placed simulating a crash landing. The explosion and fire, which were located at the engine, started the events of the day.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Crash Units from the airport were first on the scene (2:41 seconds from dispatch to arrival) and while one unit extinguished the fire, the others set up to rescue the passengers who were placed in the fuselage. EMT students from College of the Canyons and Glendale Community College volunteered as the victims needing medical attention at the scene. Volunteers reported to the site at 6 a.m. and were given a safety briefing and moulage makeup to simulate a variety of injuries.

Along with the Crash Units from the airport, there was a full call out of first responders from surrounding agencies. Emergency units from the Burbank Fire Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Glendale Fire Department and the Pasadena Fire Department all were standing by in the area and responding to the scene as their anticipated emergency drive time from their stations warranted.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

One of the primary goals of having all units respond on scene is for emergency responders to learn the rules of the airport when it comes to driving. When on the road, once a fire engine turns on its red lights and sirens, it controls the road.  In an airport, all emergency vehicle are under the direction of the airport’s tower and must receive permission before traveling across runways and taxiways.

“The exercise evaluated our operational capabilities and emergency management in a real-time, unrehearsed simulation, and it tested the functions of our Airport Emergency Plan in an incident where multiple local agencies are responding to the scene,” said Executive Director Frank R. Miller.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Those functions included on-site incident command; victim rescue, triage, and treatment; management of friends and family; and communications and media relations.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires the Airport Authority to conduct such an exercise once every three years. Between the actual drill years, a ’roundtable’ is held each year to discuss emergency contingencies with all agencies. All agencies working together in a Mutual Aid agreement must be able to communicate and be on the same page in case of an emergency.

The Airport continued with normal operations throughout the exercise, which lasted approximately two hours.

 

Hollywood Burbank Airport Unveils New Name and Logo on Airport Terminal Tower

In an official brand launch ceremony this morning, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Vice President and Glendale City Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan and Airport Executive Director Frank Miller unveiled the new Hollywood Burbank Airport name and logo on the façade of the Airport’s terminal tower. The brand launch event was followed by the official introduction of Traveler’s Tails, the Airport’s new pet therapy program.

“An important part of creating this new identity was to give the terminal tower—the face of the Airport—signage that instantly lets people know they’ve arrived in the Media Capital of the World,” said Mr. Miller.

The Hollywood Burbank Airport identity was selected in order to give passengers, especially those originating from east of the Rockies, a stronger sense of where the Airport is geographically located. Anyone Collective, the Airport’s branding consultant, interviewed Airport passengers, frequent fliers from all over the country, Airport staff, and members of the Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena communities, before recommending the Hollywood Burbank Airport identity to the Airport Authority. The Airport was previously named Hollywood-Burbank Airport from 1967 to 1978.

“By telling passengers where we are, we’re telling them all the great things our Airport and our community have to offer,” said Vice President Sinanyan. Hollywood Burbank Airport is the closest airport in the greater Los Angeles region to many of the area’s most popular attractions, including Warner Bros. Studios, the Americana at Brand, Rose Bowl Stadium, Downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign and Universal Studios Hollywood. Passengers can also connect to public transportation at the Airport’s Regional Intermodal Transportation Center and at the Airport Train Station on Empire Avenue, with train service to destinations such as Disneyland, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

“For passengers unfamiliar with our Airport, the word ‘Hollywood’ has international recognition,” said Mr. Miller. “But although we have a new name, we’re still the convenient Airport our passengers know and love.”

The Airport’s latest passenger amenity is its new therapy dog program, Traveler’s Tails, which also officially launched this morning in the Terminal A ticket counter area. The Airport Authority has partnered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) to provide Airport passengers with stress relief and comfort through interaction with certified therapy dogs in Terminals A and B. ATD provides registration, support and insurance for members; lists of certified local volunteers; and visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools, nursing homes, and airports.

The Traveler’s Tails name and logo were created by graphic design student Samm DeBoda, a junior at Woodbury University in Burbank. Airport staff selected DeBoda’s design from four separate student proposals.

With the launch of Traveler’s Tails, Hollywood Burbank Airport becomes one of over 50 airports in the country with pet therapy programs.

Human Health Risk Assessment Report Brings New Terminal Closer

At this morning’s Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority meeting, the Authority Commission authorized the finalization and submission of the Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) to the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region; the State Office of Environmental Human Hazard Assessment; and the City of Burbank. Finalization and submission of the HHRA to the designated agencies is one of the steps in the replacement passenger terminal process and follows the Airport Authority’s submission of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to the Federal Aviation Administration on June 30.

The HHRA was prepared by Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., for a portion of the Lockheed Plant B-6 site commonly known as the Adjacent Property, which is the preferred site for the replacement passenger terminal project. Geosyntec has summarized its findings and stated that: “The Adjacent Property is compatible for the construction of and operation of a replacement passenger terminal and associated facilities.”

The HHRA is based on the results of soil and soil gas sampling services on the Adjacent Property, was performed by EFI Global, Inc. under a contract awarded by the Commission on February 6, 2017. EFI Global conducted the sampling work in February and March, analyzing 74 soil samples and 137 soil vapor samples. EFI Global’s sampling work was conducted pursuant to a work plan approved by representatives of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region. The sampling was designed to cover an extensive range of locations from four principal areas: the Desmond leasehold in the north, the unpaved central portion of the property, the employee lot, and the Lot A parking location to the southern portion of the Adjacent Property (designated as “Lot A East” on the attached map). Two accredited environmental laboratories analyzed the samples and EFI Global prepared a 12,700-page summary report, including all laboratory reports, boring logs, chain-of-custody documents and waste disposal manifests.

The HHRA utilizes risk screening levels to calculate the potential health risks to two types of individuals: construction contractor employees building the proposed project and future employees at the replacement passenger terminal, including vendor employees, Transportation Security Administration staff and others. Risk screening levels determine whether the risk posed by chemicals detected in the environment is at a de minimis level or is at a level that would require a more detailed site-specific review.

Based upon standard screening levels published by both the California Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Geosyntec has concluded that the calculated cancer risks and noncancer hazard indexes are at or below the de minimis level for construction workers and Airport workers. Because the calculated cancer risk and noncancer hazard indexes are below de minimis levels for full-time Airport workers, Geosyntec’s report concludes that “the risk and hazard to an occasional Airport visitor would also be below de minimis levels.”

Geosyntec has also recommended that the Authority implement a Soil Management Plan to minimize soil and dust exposure to both the construction workers and to neighboring property owners and users. The Authority has already committed to implementing a Soil Management Plan as part of project design features contained in the Final Environmental Impact Report and the Development Agreement for the replacement passenger terminal project, and Geosyntec can assist in recommending specific measures to further reduce exposure during the construction phase. This recommendation is not based upon a particular risk level, but rather is intended as a further proactive measure to further reduce potential exposures during the construction process.

The HHRA is now available to the public on the Airport’s replacement passenger terminal website, BURreplacementterminal.com. If the agencies to whom the HHRA is submitted request minor revisions, such as additional tables for data display, a modified HHRA will be provided to the City of Burbank and be made available on the replacement passenger terminal website for public inspection.

EFI Global analyzed 74 soil samples and 137 soil vapor samples from a variety of locations across four
principal areas: the Desmond Leasehold, the Unpaved Central Area,
the Employee Lot/Lot A West and Lot A East.

Pick-Up Point For Ridesharing Companies To Relocate at Airport

On Tuesday, July 18, the pick-up location for ridesharing companies that operate at Hollywood Burbank Airport, such as Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and Opoli, will be relocated from the ground level of the Short Term Parking Structure to the ground transportation island closest to the Terminal B entrance. This new pick-up point will provide increased convenience for passengers who use ridesharing apps to travel from the Airport, while also alleviating traffic congestion in the Short Term Parking Structure. Rideshare drivers can continue to drop off passengers at the terminal curb.

“We’ll put personnel out there to help guide our passengers, answer questions and direct them to the new location,” said Hollywood Burbank Airport Executive Director Frank Miller. “There will be tremendous effort on our part, and our logistics are going to be dynamic.”

Other ground transportation operations will remain at the islands, although their pick-up and drop-off points will also change. Beginning July 18, door-to-door shuttles will pick up passengers at the island closest to the main terminal entrance. Airport parking shuttles will drop off and pick up passengers at the middle island across from the main terminal entrance.

Off-Airport parking shuttles, hotel shuttles and courtesy vehicles will drop off and pick up passengers at the middle island across from the entrance to Terminal B. There will be no change to the taxi pick-up location at the Airport.

A map (see below) and informational video for passengers is currently available on the Airport’s website, www.hollywoodburbankairport.com/ground-transportation, and the video will be posted on the Airport’s social media channels and on-site digital displays next week. The digital displays, courtesy of Metro Los Angeles as part of the I-5 traffic mitigation project, also provide train and bus schedules for passengers who wish to take public transit to and from the Airport.

In addition, Airport staff has delivered an informational packet, which includes maps and an instructional video, to the rideshare companies that operate at the Airport. The purpose of this information is to educate rideshare drivers about the new pick-up point prior to its implementation, as well as to emphasize Airport regulations for rideshare company pick-ups and drop-offs.

This map, which will be posted in the Airport’s baggage claim areas and on its digital displays, shows the new island locations for ground transportation options at Hollywood Burbank Airport. Additional relocation materials are available on the Airport website,

2017 Airport Tower Banner Student Art Contest Winners Announced

The high school student winners of the Hollywood Burbank Airport 2017 Tower Banner Student Art Contest from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena Unified School Districts presented their winning artwork at today’s March 6, 2017, Airport Authority meeting.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The winners were chosen from 183 entries across all three districts. Joining them were their art teachers and district art coordinators, along with many of the students’ proud parents.

This is the tenth year the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has sponsored the contest for students of the respective Unified School Districts in Grades 9 – 12. Each year, the Airport chooses a different aviation theme for the contest. This year’s theme, “Aviation Goes to Hollywood,” was specifically chosen to correlate with the Airport’s new name, Hollywood Burbank Airport. In 2016, the theme was “History of Aviation.” In 2015, the theme was “Great Moments in Flight.” In 2014, the theme was “Skies of Freedom.” In 2013, the theme was “The Sky’s the Limit,” and in 2012 the artists illustrated “Cleared for Take Off.”

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Each school district determines which submissions are its top three entries. The arts and culture commissions from each respective city then consider the three entries and make the final award of the first place entries from their school districts based on the judging criteria set forth in the Authority’s contest rules.

The winning artwork from each school district is enlarged to a size of 16 feet by 26 feet for an approximately three-month display on the Hollywood Burbank Airport terminal tower, where it is seen by nearly a million travelers and airport visitors as they arrive and depart the Airport.

Since the contest’s inception ten years ago, $25,500 has been awarded to each school district in honor of the winning entries, with the stipulation that the award be used to help support and promote the districts’ education programs for the arts. This year, each district will receive another $3,000, bringing the total to $28,500 for each school district.

The winning entries displayed on the tower are rotated among Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.

Burbank Unified School District’s winning banner, created by 12th grader Anthony Sutanto of Burbank High School, will be displayed starting April 2018. His Instructor is James Bentley.

Second and third place winners, along with the first place winners, will be displayed in the Airport’s Terminal B with background information about the contest beginning in June 2017. The second and third place winners’ artwork can currently be seen on the Airport’s website.

The contest is scheduled to begin again in September 2017. To be eligible to enter the contest, student artists must be enrolled in Grades 9-12 in the public high schools of Burbank Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District or Pasadena Unified School District. Students interested in participating should contact the art faculty or art department at their high school for details.

Airport Employees and Tenants Raise Funds and Donations for Communities

Hollywood Burbank Airport staff and tenants collectively raised over $13,000 for local charities during the 2016 holiday season. The Airport’s Holiday Charity Committee, comprised of Airport staff, held luncheon fundraisers for the Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL) as part of the Airport’s annual holiday charity drive, while the Burbank Airport Firefighters Local I-61 union raised proceeds for the Disney Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The union also collected toys for the Spark of Love Toy Drive Fund, sponsored by ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters.

At the February 6, 2017, meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission, representatives from the Holiday Charity Committee presented a check for $7,000 to Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra and Officer Roxanne Haines of PAL. Since 1997, the PAL Center has provided programs and activities designed to enhance the educational, athletic and artistic experiences of young people in Pasadena.

In addition to the funds raised through three charity luncheons and donations from Airport staff, this year’s drive received special support from Airport Authority Commissioner Steve Madison of Pasadena; TBI Airport Management, Inc., the Airport’s management company; and Airport tenants Hudson Group Retail Specialists, Davies Skycap Services, Inc., Million Air, SP+, HSS, Atlantic Aviation and Desmond’s Studio Production Services. Metropolitan Culinary Services Burbank (MCS) donated the food and goods for the fundraising luncheons.

The Pasadena Police Activities League is the sixth recipient of the Airport’s annual Holiday Charity Committee fundraising efforts. Each year, the Airport Authority selects a charity from one of the three Authority member cities to receive donations. Past recipients include Ascencia and Glendale Youth Alliance in 2015, the Burbank Coordinating Council in 2014, the Pasadena Union Station Homeless Services in 2013, the Glendale Salvation Army in 2012 and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center in 2011.

In October 2016, the Burbank Airport Firefighters Local I-61 union sold T-shirts in-terminal and online to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The union raised $6,000, with all proceeds donated to the Disney Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.

In November and December 2016, the union hosted an in-terminal toy drive for the fourth annual Spark of Love Toy Drive Fund. The campaign, supported by efforts from Airport passengers and the Airport Police Department, collected over 300 new, unwrapped toys for underserved children and teenagers in the local region and helped benefit the California Community Foundation.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed At Hollywood Burbank Airport

The Burbank Water and Power Department (BWP) installed three dual connector Siemens VersiCharge Level 2 Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) charging stations in the Hollywood Burbank Airport’s Valet parking garage late last month. These charging stations are part of a Right of Entry Agreement that the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and the City of Burbank entered into in 2015. In addition to these charging stations, that agreement requires the City to install one Level 3 DC Fast Charge PEV charging station at the Airport.

The City is installing PEV charging stations at the Airport as part of its objective to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles to support sustainability goals, reduce environmental pollution and support the efficient use of natural resources. A separate, but related Right of Entry Agreement, allows the City to install and maintain a rooftop Photovoltaic System on the Authority’s Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) to provide clean energy to Burbank’s power grid and further promote these goals.

An electric vehicle charges, using one of the Siemens VersiCharge Level 2 Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) charging stations in the Hollywood Burbank Airport’s Valet parking garage. The charging stations were installed by the Burbank Water and Power Department (Photo Courtesy Hollywood Burbank Airport)

An electric vehicle charges, using one of the Siemens VersiCharge Level 2 Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) charging stations in the Hollywood Burbank Airport’s Valet parking garage. The charging stations were installed by the Burbank Water and Power Department (Photo Courtesy Hollywood Burbank Airport)

The Level 2 charging stations are compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles and offer unparalleled usability, safety, energy management and affordability. Tesla owners will need to supply a public charging station “adapter,” which comes with the vehicle at the time of purchase.

“California is still in the infancy stage of electrifying its transportation sector and we are happy to partner with the Hollywood Burbank Airport to further that growth. The City and BWP will continue to promote clean technology,” said Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes.

The Level 2 PEV charging stations will provide a valuable service to the Airport’s Valet customers with electric vehicles, charging a vehicle in two to six hours. Customers do not pay a charge for the electricity; however, a nominal handling fee of $5 is added for this service.

“The Authority is pleased to have these electric vehicle charging stations added to the list of conveniences for our customers, providing them the ability to charge their vehicles while using valet parking at the Airport,” said Airport Authority President Bill Wiggins. “Any time the Airport can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and partner with the City of Burbank to do so, we’re happy to participate.”

An installation of a Level 3 DC Fast Charge PEV Station in the Short Term Parking area is currently scheduled for 2017. That charging station will have the ability to energize an electric vehicle in as little as 20 minutes. It will be located next to a dedicated Americans with Disabilities Act accessible parking space with appropriate signage.