What is the current status of a new replacement terminal?
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has estimated that the replacement passenger terminal will open in 2022, based on a timeline of tasks to complete for the project. From 2017 to 2019, the Authority expects to conduct soil testing, update the Airport Layout Plan and submit it for Federal Aviation Administration approval, and complete the Federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) study.
Later this year (2017), the Authority will also begin the public conceptual planning process, with at least six public planning sessions (charrettes). The terminal design and construction phase is anticipated to take place between 2018 and 2022. For more information and details click the following links to the Airport's replacement terminal website:
Burbank Replacement Terminal Information
What is NextGen or Metroplex?
NextGen is shorthand for Next Generation Air Transportation System. Metroplex refers to metropolitan areas with multiple airports and complex air traffic flows. According the Federal Aviation Administration, NextGen is a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art technologies and procedures that enable aircraft to move more directly from Point A to Point B. A major component is the replacement of radar with a modern satellite based system as the primary means by which air traffic controllers track and manage aircraft.
Click this link to the FAA to learn more.
Will NextGen lead to jets departing to the east?
According to the FAA, the implementation of NextGen at the Hollywood Burbank Airport will not change existing traffic patterns, and no alterations to the basic arrival and departure patterns are planned. In addition, aircraft heavier than 12,500 pounds are restricted from departing to the east because of the FAA’s required separation standards between aircraft and the Verdugo Mountains. This restriction will remain even when the existing terminal is removed.
What is Measure B?
Measure B is a voter approved initiative that requires any agreements or approvals by the City Council for the Bob Hope Airport’s 14 gate replacement terminal project must be approved by the voters.
[Added by Ord. No. 3541 (Measure B approved by the voters on 11/7/00), eff. 5/24/00.]
What is the Airport Authority?
The Bob Hope Airport is owned by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (Authority). The Authority is a separate legal entity that is made up of the three cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena; each city appoints three (3) members to a Commission, which is the governing body of the Authority. The creation of the Authority, powers of the Authority, make-up of the Commission and the administration of the Commission is itself dictated by an agreement entered into by the three (3) cities; sometimes called a JPA for Joint Powers Agreement.
What is a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)?
Joint powers are exercised when the public officials of two or more agencies agree to create another legal entity or establish a joint approach to work on a common problem, fund a project, or act as a representative body for a specific activity.
What is the Adjacent Property?
The Adjacent Property is land owned by the Airport Authority that is part of the former Lockheed B-6 property. This property may not be used for airport purposes and the City has an easement over the property preventing its use for airport purposes. The Adjacent Property is approximately 49 acres and is the Airport Authority’s preferred location for the replacement terminal.
What is a conceptual term sheet?
A conceptual term sheet is a non-binding agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an agreement will be made. A term sheet serves as a template to develop more detailed legal documents. Once the parties involved reach an agreement on the details laid out in the term sheet, a binding agreement or contract that conforms to the term sheet details is then drawn up.
What is an "EIR?"
An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a detailed, written analysis of all the effects that a land development or construction project would have on the local environment, such as on the air quality, noise levels, population, traffic patterns, fire danger, endangered species, archeological artifacts, and community beauty. Many states require submission of such reports to local governments, with a process for public comment, before a development or project can be approved.
What does Public Utilities Code (PUC) approval mean?
When the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority wishes to acquire property for airport use, the California Public Utilities Code (PUC) Section 21661.6, subsection (a) gives the City the authority to approve or disapprove use of such land for airport purposes. The Airport Authority has to submit a plan detailing the airport and any other proposed uses for the land to the City. The City Council at a public hearing must approve the plan for the Airport to use the property. Once a plan is approved by the City and the property is acquired, the Airport Authority may not change use of the land without City Council approval at a public hearing (PUC §21661.6, subsection (e)).
Can I submit a question?
AIP - Airport Improvement Program
ALUC - Airport Land Use Commission
ALUP - Airport Land Use Plan
ALUWG - Airport Land Use Working Group
ANCA - Airport Noise and Capacity Act
BUR - Burbank Bob Hope Airport
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act
EIR - Environmental Impact Report
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
PUC - Public Utilities Code
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA METROPLEX PROGRAM (NEXTGEN)
Oct. 24, 2016 - The FAA held an information meeting about its Southern California Metroplex project in July 2015, at the City of Burbank Community Services Building. According to the FAA, the Metroplex project “will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic control procedures with new satellite-based procedures. The project encompasses most of Southern California and includes six major airports and 15 satellite airports. We (FAA) undertook the project to improve airspace safety and efficiency by allowing for more optimized and efficient routing of aircraft into and out of Southern California.”
Burbank City Council was made aware of the FAA’s Southern California Metroplex project for Southern California in early summer 2015. In late August 2015, the City Manager sent the Council an email with a flyer on a then upcoming FAA meeting on the project and also stated: “We are still unaware of anything in this initiative that has any direct impact on Burbank.”
Here is a link to an FAA announcement of more public meetings and webinars this month regarding the project.
INFORMATIONAL REPORT CONCERNING MEASURE B ON NOV. 8TH BALLOT
October 18, 2016 - The Burbank City Attorney gave an informational report before City Council concerning Measure B on the November 8, 2016, Ballot seeking approval of a 14-gate replacement passenger terminal at the Bob Hope Airport.
RESOLUTION TO PLACE AIRPORT MEASURE ON NOV. 8TH BALLOT
August, 2016 – On Monday, August 1, 2016, Burbank City Council voted to consolidate the Airport Measure Special Election with the 2016 General Municipal Election on the November 8th ballot.
Ordinance approving Airport Replacement Terminal and Ordinance Calling Election for Burbank Voter Approval
Ordinance approving Airport Replacement Terminal and Ordinance Calling Election for Burbank Voter Approval (Spanish)
MEASURE B 2016 IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS, ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTALS
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Burbank voters will decide whether to give permission for the Hollywood Burbank Airport to build a Replacement Terminal. The following documents contain the City Attorney's impartial analysis, arguments for/against the proposal, and their rebuttals which will appear on the General Election Ballot.
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FEIR)
June 28, 2016 - The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Final Environmental Impact Report which examines the potential impacts a replacement terminal might have on the community and suggests possible mitigation measures to lessen those impacts.
SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS OF PROPOSED REPLACEMENT TERMINAL
June 2016 - This file provides the plans for the Adjacent Property full-size terminal option.
June 2016 - This file provides the plans for the Southwests Quadrant full-size terminal option.
June 2016 - This map indicates the locations of the Adjacent Property and Southwest Quadrant.
April 29, 2016 - The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority released the Draft Environmental Impact Report which examines the potential impacts a replacement terminal might have on the community and suggests possible mitigation measures to lessen those impacts. The release prompts the beginning of the 45-day public review and comment period.
January 27, 2016 - On January 12, 2016, (link to video) staff and City Council reviewed the Notice of Preparation and presented some comments asking for further clarification on the content of the Environmental Impact Report. The comments were written in a letter and addressed to Mark Hardyment, Director of Government and Environmental Affairs at the Airport Authority.
January 26, 2016 - A memo was written to the City Manager asking him to review the Draft Scoping Comment Letter and instruct staff to send it to Mark Hardyment.
December 22, 2015 - The Airport Authority sent this document to Burbank City Council to inform Council that an Environmental Impact Report was being prepared. The Authority requested that Council comment on the document and provide insight for what the Environmental Impact Report should contain.
October 27, 2015 - The Burbank City Council and Airport Authority agreed to a set of terms regarding the Replacement Terminal that are outlined in this document. Terms cover Replacement Terminal Characteristics, Burbank Protections, Airport Protections, and Curfew Language. (Although the terms are agreed to in concept, this is not a legally binding document.)
October 27, 2015 - A memo from the City Manager and City Attorney to the Burbank City Council recommending that Council review the Conceptual Term Sheet. It also requests that Council direct staff to work towards formalizing the outlined terms.
Amended and Restated Grant of Easements, Declaration of Use Restrictions and Agreement for Adjacent Property:
March 2005 - This document states that the City of Burbank is the owner of the Adjacent Property and prevents the Airport from using it for any purpose unless explicitly approved by the City of Burbank.