What you should know
- The project is the first major aspect of LAX’s Landslide Access Modernization Program.
- The facility cost $ 294 million, is four stories high and 1.7 million square feet.
- It has intelligent parking technology that enables pre-booked parking and intuitive orientation
The newly completed LAX Economy Parking structure with 4,300 stands, the first key aspect of the LAX landslide access modernization program, will open to the public on Tuesday.
The $ 294 million parking garage is four stories high, 1.7 million square feet and features intelligent parking technology that enables pre-booked parking and intuitive route finding.
It also has the infrastructure for nearly 1,600 parking spaces to charge electric vehicles, and more than 500 chargers will be installed in the first year.
“As the third largest airport in the world, LAX is a global hub where dreams come true and we welcome the future of our city with open arms,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“LAX Economy Parking is a historic marker of progress amid a unique transformation of the airport – it provides travelers with a state-of-the-art facility that helps reduce congestion and enable our airport to reach its full potential and create a more seamless travel experience for millions of Angelenos and visitors. “
LAX began running a $ 14.5 billion improvement program in 2009, which includes the $ 5.5 billion Landslide Access Modernization Program. The main component is the Automated People Mover, which will stop in the parking garage after it goes into operation in 2023 before arriving in the central terminal area.
In the meantime, a shuttle will bring Parker from the facility to the LAX Central Terminal Area.
“Today we’re starting a series of grand openings that will transform LAX into the modern, sustainable public transportation hub our city deserves,” said Councilor Mike Bonin, who represents the areas around the airport.
“This milestone is possible because we brought airport neighbors and airport officials together to modernize LAX, reduce its impact on local communities and make it a great neighbor, which opens the door to great improvements in transportation, job creation and environmental benefits I am delighted that this promise is being kept for my constituents, Angelenos and future visitors to our vibrant city. “
You can reserve a space in the new parking garage on the Friday before the opening on Tuesday. Pre-ordering gives LAX visitors the best discount, with initial discounts of up to 70% off the $ 25 per day priority price.
The discount depends on the availability of seats and the time booked in advance.
“Today is a truly historic day for LAX and Los Angeles as we unveil this state-of-the-art facility that shows how we are creating the world-class airport our city deserves,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports.
“Building a better LAX is more than just putting state-of-the-art facilities online – it’s how we build, and we’re proud to say that this facility was built with the help of more than 3,700 craftsmen and nearly 850,000 man hours in recent years. It really is proof of our partnership with the building trade to use local, skilled workers to transform our airport. “
To meet the Los Angeles World Airport’s sustainability action plan, the structure has low-energy lighting controls, dedicated parking spaces for low-emission vehicles and carpooling, low-flow plumbing fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping and recycled water, officials said.
They also designed the structure with a mid-century modern aesthetic that matches the rest of LAX.