LAX Economy Parking (2021)
The $294.1 million LAX Economy Parking facility, known as the Intermodal Transportation Facility-West (ITF-West) during construction, is Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) new, state-of-the-art approximately 4,300 stall economy parking structure. The four-story, 1.7 million-square-foot facility is the first component of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) to be completed, and opened to the public on Oct. 19, 2021.
Located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street, the facility is the go-to parking option for travelers looking to avoid the busy Central Terminal Area (CTA) and save some money. Parkers can reserve their spot ahead of time on LAX’s new, online reservation system (parking.flylax.com), saving up to 60% off of drive-up rates ($30/day). The latest in smart parking technology will make finding a parking spot a breeze. The Smart Parking Indicator System utilizing red and green lights will help guide vehicles to open parking spaces, helping to reduce vehicle idling and circling. A Parking Guidance System will note the amount of available parking spaces on each level and area within the structure.
The facility also features both short- and long-term parking options, restrooms, electric vehicle chargers and a Meet and Greet area where a free shuttle picks up and drops off parkers. In 2023, travelers will board the Automated People Mover (APM) train for an express link to the CTA.
In 2022, Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Security & Badging Office (SBO), which is currently located off of World Way West and Pershing Drive, will move into the facility on the ground floor. By moving to a centralized location, badged employees will be able to utilize public transportation and the APM train system to take care of their badging needs, helping reduce traffic congestion on local streets.
LAX Economy Parking also features several sustainable elements, including:
- Efficient LED lighting with energy-saving light controls
- Dedicated parking spaces for low-emitting vehicles and car/van pool vehicles
- Use of low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Drought tolerant landscaping
- Use of recycled water
Swinerton Builders served as the Design-Builder, while Watry/Gensler served as project architects/designers.