PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/21/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:082117
Subject:
Long Beach Airport Announces 31 Acres of Land Available for Development
Contact:
Juan Lopez-Rios, Deputy Director
Long Beach Airport
562.570.2608
Juan.Lopez-Rios@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 31 acres of land for development for aeronautical purposes at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The availability of such a large amount of land is a unique opportunity, the likes of which has not occurred at the airport since the developments of the Long Beach Airport Business Park and Kilroy Airport Center in the 1980s and early 1990s.

“Long Beach Airport has been an important hub of economic activity for the city since its inception almost a hundred years ago,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are looking forward to positive proposals to create more jobs that strengthen the local economy."

The site is situated near approximately 90-acres of land owned by The Boeing Company, which was formerly used for the manufacturing of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military aircraft. It is anticipated that the development of the site will attract and enhance the redevelopment of the Boeing property in the future.

“The availability of such a large area of airport adjacent property presents a huge opportunity for additional aeronautical development at LGB,” said Juan Lopez-Rios, Long Beach Airport Deputy Director. “We anticipate interest from both existing tenants and outside parties that will encourage the revitalization of the west side of the airport.”

The five parcels that the site is comprised of range in size from 128,000 to 487,000 square feet. Potential developers may submit proposals for any or all of the parcels. The RFP specifies that development of the site should be intended for aviation related purposes that are complimentary and respectful of the adjacent existing businesses.

Proposal submissions are due by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. To obtain a copy of the RFP Number AP17-128, please visit https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=15810#.

About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) completed a revitalization in 2012 to update its facilities. A new passenger concourse opened to the public and has since garnered extensive praise for its modern design and architecture, local eateries and easygoing travel experience. Recently, Sunset magazine awarded LGB with a Best of 2017 Travel Award. In addition, USA Today and 10Best.com recognized LGB for Best Airport Dining in their Readers Choice poll. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with over 260,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. Long Beach Airport and its tenants generate more than $10 billion and 45,000 jobs in total economic activity to the Long Beach region with an additional $1.1 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state, and local levels. Long Beach Airport prides itself in maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.