Study Area “Ideas Workshop” to be held on March 6, 2014

March 6th Workshop                                                                       (Click to enlarge)

A March 6, 2014 Ideas Workshop related to The Burbank Bob Hope Airport Area Ground Transportation and Land Use Study will be held at the Burbank Community Services Building, 150 N. Third Street from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Following up on the workshop held in June 2013, this second workshop will allow you to review the preliminary ideas on transportation improvements and land use options in the 540 acre airport study area. Your input will help shape the future of the airport area, so your participation is much appreciated!

This land use and transportation study is not the same as the project applications recently submitted by the Airport Authority. A separate community meeting will be held for those projects.

For additional information please contact Patrick Prescott at (818) 238-5250 or pprescott@burbankca.gov or visit the linkBurbank Resources page.

Scoping Meeting for an Environmental Impact Report

The City of Burbank has received applications from the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (Authority) for the following projects: (1) Construction of a new 14-gate terminal to replace the existing 14-gate terminal.  The new terminal would be located north of the existing terminal to the northeast of the two runways.  The Authority represents that the new terminal will be safer, larger, and more efficient, but will not increase the “flights per day” capacity of the Airport.  After construction, the existing terminal would be demolished.  (2) Development of an approximately 58-acre site east of the new terminal.  The proposal includes potential development of a mix of uses such as office, retail/commercial, hotel, and/or manufacturing/light industrial.

Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), projects of this magnitude must be thoroughly evaluated, through a public process, to consider their potential environmental impacts on the community, as well as potential offsetting measures (“mitigations”).  The City of Burbank has hired an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) consultant to conduct the study.   To begin this public process, an EIR Scoping Meeting is being held where you can provide input, verbally or in writing, regarding which potential environmental impacts you believe should be studied through this process.

The EIR Scoping Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Community Room (Room 104) on the first floor of the Community Services Building at 150 N. Third Street in Burbank.

This is the first meeting being held by the City as part of the environmental review of these projects. It is anticipated that this environmental process and City Council review of the projects will be completed in the Spring of 2015.  Additional public outreach meetings will be conducted by the City and the Authority throughout this period.

If you would like more information or you would like to provide comments on the scope of the EIR you may also call or email the project planner, Patrick Prescott, at 818-238-5250 or pprescott@burbankca.gov

You may also view the Notice of Preparation of the EIR on the City’s website at: www.burbankca.gov/planning and at the Planning office at 150 N. Third Street, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  (Closed noon to 1:00 PM)

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has filed applications with the City of Burbank to permit the development of a new 14-gate replacement passenger terminal building and related improvements at Bob Hope Airport (Replacement Terminal Project) and a mix of commercial and industrial uses adjacent to the new terminal (Opportunity Site Development Project).

Additional information about the projects is contained in the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report below:

Notice of Preparation

Other Airport Related News

On Tuesday October 29th at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers of Burbank City Hall the City Council will meet to review the proposed configuration of a 14-gate replacement airport terminal  and conceptual opportunity site development scenario. A joint presentation will also be made by Airport and City Staff.

The staff report is available at this link: Staff Report

The exhibits to the staff report are available at this link: Exhibits

 

Community Workshop on September 26 to seek input on 58-acre Opportunity Site

Following-up on the first LinkBurbank workshop held in June 2013, the City will host a second workshop for the community to provide input on the future of a significant opportunity in the study area – a 58-acre site controlled by the Airport, with a half-mile of frontage along the west side of Hollywood Way. (This site is part of the commonly referred to B6 Property and also known as the Trust Property.) At the workshop you will be able to review preliminary ideas, participate in discussions, and share your point of view regarding the future of this 58-Acre Opportunity Site.

The workshop is open to the public and we urge you to invite your friends and neighbors.

Workshop details are as follows:

Agenda:
5:30 – Open House
6:05 – Overview Presentation
6:25 – Discussion/visioning exercises
7:05 – Public Q&A/comments

Thursday, September 26, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Burbank Airport Marriott
Burbank and Hollywood Rooms
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505

Enter on Thornton Avenue or Hollywood Way. Parking will be validated.
The location is also served by Metro Bus Lines 94, 222 and 794.

Please note additional future opportunities to provide input:
October 1 – Town Hall, Luther Burbank Middle School, 7:00 PM
October 10 – Airport Town Hall, Bob Hope Airport, 6:00 PM
October 29 – City Council, Burbank City Hall, 6:00 PM
November 14 – Joint Airport and City Session, Community Services Building, 150 N. Third Street, 6:00 PM

For additional information, please email Patrick Prescott at pprescott@burbankca.gov

Airport Visioning Process Public Community Workshop

As part of the ongoing program to obtain community input and comments, the Burbank Bob Hope Airport will host a public workshop focusing on the current terminal and the initial vision for a replacement terminal. The workshop is open to the public at no charge. It will take place on September 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Skyroom, on the second floor of Terminal A. Parking structure tickets will be validated.