The Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility is one of the major components of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). Operational in 2023, it will consolidate rental car operations currently spread across the surrounding area of LAX into one location conveniently located adjacent to the 405 freeway.
LAX represents the No. 2 rental car market of any domestic airport and this new facility will create a better rental car experience for the hundreds of thousands of travelers renting cars each year.
Bordered by Arbor Vitae Street to the north, Aviation Boulevard to the west, Century Boulevard to the south and La Cienega Boulevard to the east, the approximately 6.4-million-square-foot facility will house over 18,000 rental car vehicles including ready/return, idle storage and employee parking spaces with a rental car leaving the facility approximately every two seconds during peak activities.
The ConRAC facility will provide direct connection to LAX’s Automated People Mover (APM) train system. With this direct connection, rental car shuttles will no longer be needed to shuttle customers to and from the Central Terminal Area (CTA), which will result in the elimination of more than 3,200 daily rental car shuttle trips on the surrounding streets and into and out of the CTA.
It also features a Quick Turn Around (QTA) area, allowing for the light maintenance of vehicles such as car washing, oil changes and tire rotation. This QTA facility will help alleviate traffic congestion by keeping operations within the footprint of the facility and not out on the city streets.
Multiple rental car companies representing several major brands will be housed inside the ConRAC facility. Smaller off-brand companies who choose not to relocate will pick up their customers curbside at the ConRAC facility.
Sustainable design is also at the forefront of the ConRAC Facility as it will hope to achieve a LEED Silver rating. Sustainable elements include native drought-tolerant landscaping, reclaimed water usage and a solar farm generating over 8,400 megawatt hours annually.
On October 26, 2018, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an approximately $2 billion Public-Private Partnership (P3) agreement between Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and LAX ConRAC Partners (LAXCP). The design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) P3 contract is for a 28-year period. Construction began in 2019 and will be operational in 2023.
The LAXCP consortium is comprised of the following companies:
- Developer: Fengate Capital Management Ltd.; PCL Investments USA, LLC
- Design-Build Contractor: PCL Construction Services Inc.
- Designer of Record: PGAL, Inc. and AC Martin Partners
- Operation and Maintenance Provider: Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Quick Turn Around Manager: MVI Field Services, LLC
LAXCP is committed to helping small businesses grow and succeed and there are many subcontracting opportunities to help build the ConRAC facility. Some of LAXCP’s most impressive commitments are to targeted outreach for underrepresented groups and targeted business inclusion, a financial aid fund to address union entry barriers, sponsorship of 100 new and local first year apprentices, and a robust training program to impact the retention of a local skilled workforce. For more information, please email inclusion@LAXConRACPartners.com
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