On July 12, Swinerton celebrated the groundbreaking of the LAX ITF-West Parking Structure & Mobility Hub project. The four-story structure will provide much-needed parking for the fourth busiest airport in the world, adding approximately 4,500 stalls by 2021. Swinerton and our design-build partners, Watry and Gensler, were joined by airport officials and local politicians.
Airport officials included: Sean Burton, President, Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC); Valeria Velasco, Vice President, BOAC; Gabriel Eshaghian, Commissioner, BOAC; and Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Local politicians included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and Councilmember Joe Buscaino.
Swinerton’s Executive Dave Callis joined them in the ceremonial shoveling of the first dirt. The team will be busy during the next several months. Site clearing and grading operations are underway, which will soon be followed by dry wells and storm water retention under the building pad. In November, we will complete our plan check and will be on track to receive our building
permit. We will also begin our footing excavation and concrete in November.
As evidenced at the groundbreaking, our project team is very proud of our partnering efforts. Due to preconstruction efforts, we have established a strong trust in our relationship with LAWA Management. Not only do we have a great relationship with their executives, but we have successfully interfaced with several adjacent LAWA projects. These interfaces include: The Automated People Mover, Roadway & Utilities Enabling, and the relocation of the Avis Rental Car Facility.