The New Year brings a time of reflection and hope. The Media City has plenty to look forward to in 2014, though the calendar seems packed with development. The airport is planning to open its transportation center, two hotels are slated to break ground, and work on the new IKEA property is likely to begin later in the year. And, of course, Walmart foes are lauding the stalled development of the store in the Empire Center.
In other areas, Burbank is bracing for the loss of the “Tonight Show,” Burbank educators are getting ready for Common Core, and the school libraries will be staffed — by district employees.
A new $112.6 million transportation center is slated to open this summer at the Bob Hope Airport, brining all bus, rail and rental-car services under one roof.
The 520,000-square-foot transportation center broke ground in July 2012.
The project also includes a new five-level, 351,785-square-foot parking structure that opened this past August. It’s meant to replace the 1,000-plus parking spaces lost in Lot D to make room for the transportation center.