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Bob Hope Airport Replacement Passenger Terminal

RWG has played an integral role in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s ongoing development of a replacement passenger terminal at Bob Hope Airport.  The RWG team successfully resolved numerous legal issues including:

  • CEQA Review. RWG advised airport authority staff and environmental consultants on a six volume 4,100 page environmental impact report (EIR) that analyzed three development options for the replacement terminal.  The firm then drafted a 100 page resolution for the airport authority’s certification of the EIR and adoption of findings, a mitigation monitoring and reporting program, and a statement of overriding considerations. 
  • Entitlements. The replacement terminal is being constructed on land in the City of Burbank. RWG negotiated with the city for zoning amendments, conditions of approval, an easement modification, and a 20-year development agreement that grants the airport authority vested rights for the project.
  • Real Estate Sale. As part of its fundraising for the replacement terminal, the airport authority generated $65.9M by selling a 59-acre parcel that had been held in trust since the 1990s.  RWG advised agency staff and the real estate broker on deal points, prepared the purchase/sale agreement and escrow instructions, and helped the airport authority to obtain necessary approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Project Labor Agreement. The airport authority has executed a project labor agreement (PLA) with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Buildings and Construction Trades Council to establish the terms and conditions of employment for workers on the replacement terminal.  RWG negotiated and drafted the PLA, which includes a significant local hire goal to promote the use of area residents in the construction of the project.
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