June 20, 2016
The L.A. City Council approved the LAX Northside Plan, which calls for the redevelopment of a 340-acre site north of the international airport. After more than 50 meetings to get approval, Councilman Mike Bonin is achieving the goal he set when he entered office in 2013, namely to provide the community of Westchester with a go-to gathering place.
The new plan incorporates restaurants, office space, retail and sports fields that will feature state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly amenities. With a 3-mile paseo, the revamped space will connect Playa del Rey with Westchester. LAX has owned the land since the 1970s, when it purchased the acreage to provide a buffer between the community and the major airport.
The FAA will be the next to approve the plan, and then, airport commissioners will request proposals from developers.