Design Concepts Available to Public

Preliminary design concepts for the replacement passenger terminal have been introduced to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) Commission.  The concepts are available for public review here.

Starting the week of March 20, the design concepts will be on display: within the airport terminals; at the city halls of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena; and at the public libraries in the city of Burbank. A QR code will also be available for the community to share feedback on the designs.

At a public hearing on April 17, the BGPAA Commission will vote on the final design concept.

Update December 19, 2022:

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) Commission has awarded a Design-Build Agreement to the Holder, Pankow, TEC, Joint Venture (HPTJV) for the Replacement Passenger Terminal (RPT) project, also known as “ElevateBUR.”  Additionally, the Commission authorized funding for Phase 1 of the project in the amount of $55,000,000 and approved issuance of a Notice to Proceed.

The HPTJV team also includes: Corgan  (architect), CannonDesign (design subconsultant), and Burns & McDonnell (engineering subconsultant). Holder and Corgan are leading aviation builders and designers in the country with large, complex projects at more than 200 airports across the world. They have completed more than 120 projects together, totaling more than $9.0 billion dollars.

The BGPAA initiated the design-builder procurement process last May with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications.  Three teams were short-listed to receive a Request for Proposals and HPTJV was the top ranked “Best Value to Authority” proposer.  A detailed description of the submission, evaluation and selection process can be found here.

August 17, 2022:

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) received (5) statements of qualifications in response to the Request for Qualifications posted May 20, 2022. A shortlist of (3) progressive-design build teams was selected.

On July 18, 2022, the shortlist was presented to the BGPAA Commission. With the  Commission’s approval, the (3) teams were invited to submit Request for Proposals issued through PlanetBids.

On August 16, 2022, the shortlisted teams took part in a pre-proposal conference at the airport. The proposals are due to be submitted by October 11, 2022.

Design-Builder Procurement Eligibility Inquiries
Posted April 13, 2022

The Airport Authority has received several inquiries regarding whether firms that worked on the environmental impact report (“EIR”), the Concept Validation, or the environmental impact statement (“EIS”) for the Replacement Passenger Terminal Project (“RPT Project”) are eligible to compete in the design-builder procurement.  This question involves California’s two primary conflict of interest laws, Government Code Section 1090 and the Political Reform Act.  The Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) is the only agency that can issue definitive guidance on these laws.

In response to these inquiries, the Airport Authority asked the FPPC to provide a conflict of interest analysis addressing the design-builder procurement eligibility of all of the firms that worked on the EIR, Concept Validation, or EIS for the RPT Project.  The FPPC has now issued a letter to the Airport Authority declining to provide such an analysis on the basis that the request is overly broad or hypothetical.

Any firm desiring confirmation of eligibility for the RPT Project design-builder procurement is encouraged to seek an advice letter from the FPPC.  The FPPC’s instructions for requesting a conflict of interest analysis are available here.  Pursuant to FPPC requirements, such a request must present facts agreed upon by the Airport Authority and must be transmitted by the Airport Authority.  Proposed request letters may be submitted to Patrick Lammerding at  Such letters should include detailed information on the firm’s role in the EIR, Concept Validation, or EIS for the RPT Project and must include the following text:

“In order to improve safety at the Bob Hope Airport (“Airport”), the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (“Authority”) intends to build a 14-gate 355,000 square foot replacement passenger terminal.  This facility will be located either in the northeast quadrant (preferred location) or the southwest quadrant of the Airport.  The primary components of the project are construction of the replacement passenger terminal and demolition of the existing passenger terminal.  Additionally, subject to budget constraints, the project will include construction of ancillary improvements including parking facilities, a replacement airline cargo building, a ground service equipment maintenance building, and a replacement aircraft rescue and firefighting / police / emergency operations center building.

The Airport Authority’s first major procurement for the project is a solicitation for a design-builder to provide planning, design, construction, and commissioning services.  This procurement will be a two-step (Request For Qualifications followed by Request For Proposals issued to shortlisted respondents) competitive negotiation process.  It is anticipated that the design-build agreement will be $900 million in value and five years in duration.”

Proposed FPPC conflict of interest analysis request letters submitted to the Airport Authority will be transmitted to the FPPC upon concurrence with the statement of facts.

1930. Herbert Hoover was President.
And Hollywood Burbank Airport was built.

90 years later, Burbank voters say it’s time for a replacement terminal.

Introducing you to Elevate BUR… get ready for an upgrade.

With the passage of Measure B by Burbank voters on November 8, 2016, Hollywood Burbank Airport is working with the community and neighboring cities to build a safer, 14-gate replacement passenger terminal that is farther from the runways and meets current earthquake design standards. Called Elevate BUR, this replacement terminal will provide the same convenience and easy access that air travelers now enjoy while providing greater user amenities that will elevate the airport experience without airport expansion. It is an investment in Burbank at no cost to local taxpayers.


Learn more about the FAA’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

The Path to a 14 Gate Replacement Terminal

November 2000 After many years of contention between the community of Burbank and the Airport Authority regarding an Airport proposed new relocated and expanded gate terminal, Burbank voters approve a ballot measure…

Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision Released

As part of the Federal environmental review process, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed construction and operation of the 14-gate replacement passenger terminal.

Preliminary Design Concepts for Replacement Passenger Terminal Unveiled at Authority Meeting

The public is getting its first glimpse of what the replacement passenger terminal may look like. At today’s Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) meeting, commissioners were presented with three preliminary design concepts for the project, known as Elevate BUR

Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision Released

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed construction and operation of the 14-gate replacement…

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