Bob Hope Airport officials want to build a new terminal, and they’re seeking the participation of Burbank residents in the planning process — because ultimately the public will get the final say on its approval.
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will debut its proposed plan for a new 14-gate terminal to replace the current 83-year-old building during two informational meetings on Monday.
The first will be held during the authority’s normal morning meeting at 9 a.m., and another will be held at 6 p.m., both in the airport’s Skyroom, which is accessible through the terminal’s main entrance.
Airport officials say a new terminal is needed because the current building is too close to the runways — 250 feet instead of the required 750 feet — to meet Federal Aviation Administration safety standards.
Airport Executive Director Dan Feger said the informational meetings are crucial to build community support for a new terminal.