Burbank Bob Hope Airport is in dire need of an update. And now it looks like it will finally get it.
Airport officials said this week that they want to build a 355,000 square foot replacement terminal with 14 aircraft gates. Officials have been signaling for a long time they wanted to build a new facility, but this is the first time they said exactly how big it might be.
If built, the terminal would be 68 percent bigger than the existing building, constructed in 1930. The old terminal would eventually be knocked down, according to officials.
“The Airport’s current terminal does not meet current seismic design standards or comply with FAA standards regarding the prescribed distance between runways and terminals,” the airport said in a press release.
Want to learn more about the airport’s plans? There’s public meeting tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 10) at 6 p.m. in the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Terminal A Skyroom. Parking tickets will be validated.