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Long Beach Airport Seeks Development Proposals for 17-Acre Wardlow Parcel

Wardlow Parcel
Kate Kuykendall
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport

Long Beach, CA – In an effort to attract new investment and jobs at Long Beach Airport (LGB), the City of Long Beach has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the aeronautical development of 17 acres at LGB. The available land, known as the Wardlow Parcel, is located on the west side of the airfield.

“Such large acreage being available at our 100-year-old, award-winning Long Beach Airport is a rare opportunity for new development and investment,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “With LGB’s central location and its role as a hub for economic activity and aerospace innovation, we expect this opportunity will attract strong interest from the aeronautical community.”

The 17-acre Wardlow Parcel is immediately adjacent to approximately 90 acres of land owned by the Goodman Company, previously owned by the Boeing Company and used for the manufacturing of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military aircraft. In May 2023, the Planning Commission approved a project master plan for construction of two light industrial buildings on the Goodman property.

The RFP specifies that development of the site should be intended for aviation-related purposes that are complementary and respectful of the adjacent existing businesses.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the aviation-related proposals for this available space, which I’m sure will create jobs and boost our local economy, as we are already a hub for aviation and aerospace innovation,” said Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. 

Qualified organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s vendor portal, Long Beach Buys, by 11 a.m. on April 2, 2024. Specific details related to eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available on the Long Beach Buys website. To obtain a copy of RFP Number AP-23-325, go to the Bid solicitation.

Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport is the oldest municipal airport in California. It boasts 1,166 acres and three runways in addition to a diverse portfolio of Class A office buildings, retail, industrial facilities, a hotel and a municipal golf course. 

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Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000 people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach.

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