Los Angeles World Airports officials Thursday will break ground on the LAX Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility, which is expected to open in 2023.
The Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility, also noted as ConRAC, is planned to relocate more than 20 existing rental car locations into one hub adjacent to the 405 freeway.
The groundbreaking is expected to be attended by elected officials, LAWA Board of Airport Commissioners President Sean Burton, LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint and LAX ConRAC Partners Project Executive Karl Schaefer.
With the completion of the facility, rental car shuttles will no longer access the LAX Central Terminal Area, and customers will instead ride the planned Automated People Mover train to get to their rental car company. With the removal of rental car shuttles, officials said LAX will see a reduction in vehicle traffic and a shorter wait time for passengers.
LA Gateway Partners has designed and will construct and finance the project and will also be responsible for operating and maintaining it for 28 years.
The facility’s size is about 5.3 million square feet and will be built in an area bordered by Aviation Boulevard on the west, Arbor Vitae Street to the north, La Cienega Boulevard on the east and the new 98th Street extension to the south.
The facility will feature 6,600 ready/return spaces, 10,000 idle vehicle storage spaces, 1,100 rental car employee spaces and Quick Turn Around facilities that facilitate car waiting, fueling and light maintenance.