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Thirty-one acres of land are up for grabs—for development for aeronautical purposes—at the city-owned Long Beach Airport, city officials announced today.
In a release sent out today, officials said the city has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the land, which is a rare occurrence.
“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,” officials stated.
The site comprises five parcels that range in size from 128,000 to 487,000 square feet, according to officials, and potential developers may submit proposals for any or all of the parcels. In addition, the RFP specified that development of the site “should be intended for aviation related purposes that are complimentary and respectful of the adjacent existing businesses.”
Mayor Robert Garcia called the airport an important hub for economic activity for the city since it was created nearly a hundred years ago.
“We are looking forward to positive proposals to create more jobs that strengthen the local economy," he said.
The site is near the approximately 90 acres of land owned by The Boeing Company, which was used for the manufacturing of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military aircraft until 2015.
City officials hope 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, in a statement. “We anticipate interest from both existing tenants and outside parties that will encourage the revitalization of the west side of the airport.”
Proposal submissions are due by 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 1. To obtain a copy of the RFP Number AP17-128, please click here.