In awarding the contract, the council commenced with phase two of the airport’s renovation with the initial work having been completed in 2012. Swinerton’s team includes three other firms including Long Beach-based Studio One Eleven.
The second phase will include upgrades to the ticketing counter area, historic rehabilitation of the terminal building as well as the relocation of rental car services from outside bungalow buildings to inside and the addition of pre-security amenities. The latter stages of construction will include improvements to the terminal loop, signage and the development of a new ground transportation area, according to the Post.
“This project will ensure that Long Beach Airport remains one of the top ranked airports in the United States, well-known for its ease of use and world-class amenities for residents and visitors,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. “I am sure these improvements will make our airport even better and improve its ranking in the years ahead.”
Construction is expected to start at the end of this year. The project could three years to complete.