New Facility for San Diego

Pile driving for a receiving and distribution centre on the north side of San Diego’s Lindbergh Field will begin in February.  The pile driving will take place during daytime hours over the course of ten-15 working days.
The new facility will be a central delivery location for food, beverage, retail and other goods that serve the airport and its passengers.  When complete, it will help reduce traffic on surrounding roadways by directing all truck deliveries to this one location; airport vehicles will then be used to deliver materials to the terminal via on-airport roadways.  This is expected to remove 50-75 truck trips per day from Harbor Drive.
The Authority plans to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for the new building from the US Green Building Council.  The 21,000 sq ft (1,951 m2) facility is expected to open in November 2012.  The new building will be located at the base of the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control tower.
The receiving and distribution centre is one component of a series of improvement projects on the north side of Lindbergh Field.  Another planned project is a consolidated rental car facility (CONRAC); the airport authority will construct a building to house all rental car companies in a single area.  This will reduce the number of rental car shuttle buses circulating between rental car locations and the airport.
In addition, in order to comply with FAA regulations and maximize the space available on the airfield, the airport authority will demolish its fixed-base operator building and construct a bigger, more environmentally friendly facility.
In a further development, the airport’s Washington Street access road entrance will be realigned to streamline entry/exit from the airfield and improve the safety of the intersection.