emergency- operations center. The area has hangars and paved space
used by rental- car companies.
The city of Burbank was among groups concerned about the airport's
plans to use the property. The city asked the facility to conduct an
environmental impact study that could cost a minimum of "several tens
of thousands of dollars," Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill
A letter from Community Development Director Sue Georgino
highlights potential erosion and topsoil loss from demolition, and
the risk of worker exposure to hazardous substances when pavement is
removed because chemicals used by Lockheed contaminated the soil.
The Coalition for Clean Air also filed objections to bypassing a
thorough environmental review, citing concerns about air quality
impacts that could result from planes being moved. The airport has
yet to determine how many occupants of five hangars on the site would
be relocated. They are likely to be moved to the northwest section of
"When you're moving around jet craft, you've got to make sure that
the new locations don't have a significant health impact on
residences and local businesses," coalition spokes- man Todd Campbell
Relocating the parking spaces will preserve them if the airport
sells the B-6 property, one of the options available since the
facility announced its intent to stop planning a replacement terminal
on the site.
The Airport Authority will review the objections and consider
conducting an environmental review. The timetable for submitting
permit requests to the city for the parking lot, fire station and
emergency operations center has not been determined, Gill said.