Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017
The first of several public hearings regarding the entitlement process for Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA’s) proposed Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, at the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum, at 6661 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
The public meeting, which will be conducted by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, will allow the public to provide comments in various formats, including orally. No decisions will be made by the Department of City Planning at this meeting.
A one-hour workshop starting at 5 p.m. prior to the hearing will allow public an opportunity to ask questions about the project.
The proposed projects contained in LAMP will necessitate some changes in elements of the city’s General Plan, including the Mobility Plan 2035, the Westchester-Playa Del Rey Community Plan, and the LAX Plan. In addition, changes will also include amendments to the LAX Specific Plan, as well as zone change requests.
LAWA proposes to implement the LAMP program to continue to transform LAX into a world-class airport by relieving traffic congestion within the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and on the surrounding street network, improving the travel experience for passengers, and providing connection to the regional Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (Metro) light-rail system.
LAMP consists of several primary components. An Automated People Mover (APM) system with six stations would transport passengers between the CTA and the other main project components located east of the CTA, including a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ConRAC), new public parking facilities, and multiple locations for passenger pick up and drop off. To provide the opportunity for passengers to access the Metro regional rail system, the APM system would include a station at the multimodal/transit facility at 96th Street/Aviation Boulevard planned by Metro as a separate and independent project. LAMP would reduce traffic volumes and congestion within the CTA, as well as on local streets.