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Glossary of TermsAIP - 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





*On November 8, 2017, Burbank voters approved the construction of a new 14-gate passenger terminal at the Hollywood Burbank Airport. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority estimates the replacement terminal will open in 2022. Over the next three years, from 2017 through 2019, the Airport Authority will conduct soil testing, update the Airport Layout Plan, submit it for Federal Aviation Administration approval and complete a Federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) study.
Later this year, the Airport Authority will also begin a public conceptual design process, with at least six public design meetings ("charrettes") in Burbank. The terminal design and construction phase, which is anticipated to take place between 2018 and 2022, will include Airport Authority approval of the final design after a public hearing, submission of plans to the City of Burbank for a building permit, and construction of the replacement terminal. The existing terminal is expected to be demolished in 2023, after the opening of the replacement terminal. The Authority will then extend the taxiways.

Pre-planning Activities (2017)

  • Ongoing community outreach
  • Soil testing / health risk assessment / geo-technical report
  • Update Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and submit for Federal Aviation Administration approval

Conceptual Planning Activities (2017-2019)

  • Select conceptual terminal design team.
  • Public conceptual terminal design process, with at least six public charrettes in Burbank 
  • Complete Federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) study

Financial Planning Activities (2017-2019)

  • Develop financial plan
  • Negotiate airline use agreements

Terminal Design & Competition (2018-2022)

  • Airport Authority approves final design after public hearing
  • Submission of plans to City of Burbank for building approval
  • Construction
  • Open terminal
  • Develop financial plan
  • Negotiate airline use agreements

Demolition of Existing Terminal (2023)

Extension of Taxiways (2024)

 *Source Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (link)

Final Current Docs


May 23, 2017 - On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, representatives from the Hollywood Burbank Airport appeared before City Council to give a presentation on the status of the replacement passenger terminal.
Link to the PowerPoint slide deck.
Link to 5/24/17 Replacement Terminal Press Release


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.


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.
Informational Report Presented to City Council (Oct. 18, 2016)
Development Agreement with All Exhibits Including Easement Modifications
Development Agreement- Spanish
Resolution for Public Utilities Code Section 21661.6(e) - approvals
Second Amendment to the Joint Powers Agreement


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)


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.
City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis

City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis (Spanish)
Measure B Argument in Favor and Rebuttals
Measure B Argument in Favor and Rebuttals (Spanish)
Measure B Argument Against and Rebuttals
Measure B Argument Against and Rebuttals (Spanish)


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.
FEIR Volume 1

FEIR Volume 2
FEIR Volume 3
FEIR Volume 4
FEIR Volume 5
FEIR Volume 6 (Draft EIR comments and response to comments)


Adjacent Property (Airport Authority's preferred option)

June 2016 - This file provides the plans for the Adjacent Property full-size terminal option.

Southwest Quadrant (Airport Authority's Alternative Option)

June 2016 - This file provides the plans for the Southwests Quadrant full-size terminal option.

Development Site Maps

June 2016 - This map indicates the locations of the Adjacent Property and Southwest Quadrant.

Draft Environmental Impact Report

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.

Scoping Comment Letter

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. 

Staff Report:

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. 

Notice of Preparation:

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. 

Conceptual Term Sheet:

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.)

Term Sheet Memo:

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.  


Final Archived Docs

Airport Development Agreement:

March 15, 2005 - The Original Development Agreement between the City of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The agreement states that the Burbank Bob Hope Airport has the vested right to develop the property in accordance with the agreement, project approvals, and existing development regulations.

2011 Amended Airport Development Agreement:

October 12, 2011 - The Development was extended for another three years. The amendment includes provisions for a Regional Intermodal Transportation Center and the acquisition of a Train Station Parking Lot. 

Airport Noise Compatibility Program

May 2015 - This document contains amendments to the original program approved by the FAA in 2000 regarding noise in and around the airport property. The program was revised in 2004 and most recently in 2015.

Amended and Restated Grant of Easements, Declaration of Use Restrictions and Agreement for Trust Property: 

March 2005 - This document states that the City of Burbank is the owner of the Trust Property, but gives the Airport Authority the right to use or permit others to use up to 33-acres of the land, as long as it falls within the Burbank Zoning Ordinance and does not expand the size of the Airport. 

Airport Map

March 2005 - Map of the Airport property that outlines the Trust Property and Adjacent Property.  

Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement Creating An Agency to be Known As The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority: 

September 15, 1991 - This document officially changed the "Hollywood- Burbank Airport Authority" to the "Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority" and outlines the purpose of the group, which is to give all parties involved joint powers for certain projects that include the acquisition, repair, operation, maintenance, improvement, and administration of the Burbank Bob Hope Airport. 

Amended, Restated, Superseding, and Combined Escrow and Trust Agreement:

March 2005 - The purpose of this agreement is to ensure that the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is prohibited from using the B-6 ("Trust") Property to expand or enlarge the Airport's facilities and to confirm that the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority can use the Adjacent Property as authorized by the City under PUC Section 21661.6 of the zoning code. 

Bob Hope Airport Community Opinion Survey

Public opinion survey conducted in 2012 by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research and presented to the Airport Land Use Working Group (ALUWG) comprised of staff of the Bob Hope Airport and the City of Burbank.
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