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Hollywood Burbank Airport terminal gets revamp, and stirs resident noise concerns

The sun setting behind the Hollywood Burbank Airport
The sun setting behind the Hollywood Burbank Airport
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The Federal Aviation Administration is having a public scoping meeting Tuesday to hear public comments on its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a replacement terminal at the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Formerly the Bob Hope Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport’s new passenger terminal was approved by a vote on Measure B in 2016. The plan is to rebuild the 14-gate terminal to meet current seismic standards, bigger walkways, indoor luggage carousels and more access to the disabled, all on a 355,000-square-foot layout.

But L.A. residents are challenging the plan, saying that the upgraded terminal will only add more traffic, both on the ground and in the air, and more noise. That, coupled with an ongoing debate about the noise caused by lowered flight paths to and from the airport are exacerbating concerns among those who live within earshot of plane activity.

Larry Mantle hosts a lively debate today, about whether these new airport upgrades will bring enough progress to outweigh resident concerns.

A general public meeting for the Hollywood Burbank Airport is held tonight, Jan 29, from 6 to 8pm at the Buena Vista branch of the Burbank Library


Emily Gabel-Luddy, Mayor of Burbank

Kimberly Biddle, resident of Studio City who leads the community group, UproarLA