Airport board to host Town Hall meeting on planned north-side airfield projects
by Dave Schwab
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The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) will host a Town Hall meeting in Point Loma on Tuesday,

Feb. 11 to receive public input on its north-side development plans to maximize the efficiency of the 661-acre airport.

The public meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station, located at 2875 Dewey Road.

The proposed projects involved in the north-side redevelopment include:

• A rental-car center housing a number of rental-car companies in a single building, including national brands, as well as local, independent and small-business rental-car companies. The new center is expected to dramatically reduce the number of shuttle buses circulating around the airport.

•  A new fixed-base operator complex to create a larger, more environmentally friendly facility to provide hangars, fueling and other services for general-aviation aircraft.

• Roadway improvements involving several projects that will improve traffic and access to the north side of the airport.

A receiving and distribution center, which is a 21,000-square-foot central delivery location for food, beverage, retail and other goods, was completed in November 2012. The center helps reduce traffic on surrounding roadways by centralizing all truck deliveries, reducing truck trips on Harbor Drive by 50 to 75 per day. 

The SDCRAA was created in 2003 as an independent agency to manage the day-to-day operations of San Diego International Airport, as well as to plan for the future air transportation needs of the region.

The Airport Authority is governed by a nine-member appointed board representing all areas of San Diego County, including three ex-officio members. Three members serve as an Executive Committee.

The Airport Authority Board hosts public meetings the first Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Commuter Terminal of Lindbergh Field.

For more airport information, visit www.san.org. For more information on the proposed north-side redevelopment projects or to sign up to receive construction alerts, visit www.san.org/sdcraa/air-port_initiatives/north_side.

Additional Town Hall meetings are planned for nearby communities impacted by Lindbergh Field projects.

Other forums will take place involving Uptown planners on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Beers Community Center and with the Mission Hills Business Improvement District on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Cinema Under the Stars.
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