The proposed Terminal 4 (T4) Modernization Project (Proposed Project) would partially demolish and renovate the T4
Concourse, renovate the interior of the West Ticketing Building, realign Taxilane C9, and reconstruct the apron
surrounding the T4 Concourse to improve passenger level of service, accommodate modern aircraft fleets and
operational support equipment, and provide seismic resiliency and structural safety in accordance with the
California Building Standards Code and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) standards. The Proposed Project
would not increase the existing number of contact gates (15); however, the aircraft parking positions would be
realigned to provide greater operational flexibility.
T4 was originally opened in 1961 as a Satellite terminal building and a separate headhouse and ticketing building; however, the terminal has undergone several alterations and the Satellite is now connected to the T4 Headhouse, which includes a central Headhouse section and the East and West Ticketing Buildings. The central section of the T4 Headhouse contains the main security screening check point (SSCP) for T4 passengers and the connection/entrance between the Headhouse and the remainder of T4. The East and West Ticketing Building portions of the T4 Headhouse contain passenger check-in, administrative offices, and baggage claim carousels on the Arrivals level. The T4 Concourse is currently comprised of semi-independent structures, which include the original Satellite and T4 Concourse Connector building (the Connector building) and additions made through successive enhancement projects. The Connector building, which connects the Headhouse to the Satellite, opened in 1983 and was renovated in 2001. The T4 Satellite also includes the Satellite Extension, which opened in 1969 and was subsequently renovated in 1999. The substructures within the Connector building, the Satellite, and the Satellite Extension are all seismically deficient and require replacement or renovation to comply with ASCE and California Building Standards Code.
The Proposed Project would include demolition of the unsalvageable portions of the T4 Concourse (the Satellite and Satellite Extension) and reinforcement of the Connector, via building expansion, for continued use. The proposed new construction and structural supporting elements would increase the square footage of the T4 Concourse. The existing T4 Concourse building envelope would be expanded to accommodate enhancements to the building and within the airfield apron (see Exhibit 2). The Connector would be partially demolished and seismically upgraded to meet code requirements. The realigned Connector would accommodate improved internal and apron-area operations. The existing tunnel with mosaic tile murals that connects the Concourse to baggage claim in the lower level of the T4 Headhouse would not be affected. The mosaic tile murals identified in the LAX Preservation Plan as remnant features from the 1961-62 original construction of T4.
- Notice Of Public Meeting/Hearing - Agenda Item for BOAC Hearing 7/16/20: Terminal 4
Modernization Project – CANCELLED
A notice was sent out notifying the public that the Terminal 4 Modernization Project (T4) was scheduled for a Board Hearing on July 17, 2020. Please note that the date on the notice is incorrect. The Board hearing is scheduled to take place on July 16, 2020, however the item on the agenda related to the T4 Project has been cancelled and will be postponed to a later date. The BOAC will still host their regularly scheduled meeting on July 16, 2020, however the item related to the T4 project will not be heard on this date. As soon as a new date to hear and act on the T4 Project is identified, a new date will be posted on this website. Please continue to check this website for updates on the T4 Project.
All documents related to the T4 Modernization Project are available online at www.ourlax.org. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and wish that this notice finds you safe and well. If you have questions, please do not hesitate in contacting LAWA’s Environmental Planning Division at (800)919-3766.
LAX Specific Plan Compliance Review
- Draft Executive Director’s Report
- Online Public Notice – September 3, 2020 BOAC Public Meeting/Hearing
- Final Executive Director’s Report
- Final Negative Declaration
- Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration
- Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration