Los Angeles World Airport officials released a request for qualifications Wednesday for companies interested in developing all or a portion of the LAX Northside Area project.
The LAX Northside Development Area is approximately 88 acres situated between the north airfield of LAX and the communities of Westchester and Playa del Rey, stretching from Loyola Boulevard and Westchester Parkway on the east to Pershing Drive on the west.
“The Northside Area project provides an opportunity for Los Angeles World Airports to pursue creative and innovative design concepts for new development that will include commercial, civic and recreational elements, all right next to a major international airport,” said John Carver, deputy executive director of LAWA. “This site represents one of the last parcels of true significance in the entire Silicon Beach area and we encourage all interested developers to submit their qualifications and share their vision for the future of LAX’s Northside.”
The LAX Northside Area land was originally acquired by LAX more than 30 years ago, mainly through funds from the Federal Aviation Administration .
Between 2010 and 2017, LAWA held more than 50 community meetings about the future of the property, and the Northside environmental impact report was approved in 2015 incorporating feedback received on the types of allowable uses for this area, which includes campus-like office and research and development facilities, open space and recreational uses, civic uses and a secured landscaped buffer zone, LAWA said.
The RFQ process will prequalify development teams and invite those selected to participate in the request for proposals stage.