City of Long Beach wants 31 acres of development near Long Beach Airport

Site neighbors the 90 acres of land owned by Boeing Co.

Currently, Long Beach Airport covers around 1.2 acres (credit: Long Beach Airport)
Currently, Long Beach Airport covers around 1.2 acres (credit: Long Beach Airport)

Long Beach city officials want to boost aeronautical development and they’re offering up five separate parcels of land, totaling roughly 31 acres, near the Long Beach Airport.

The city’s government announced Monday that it’s seeking proposals for aviation-related development from businesses such as aircraft manufacturers and firms whose operations require airfield access.

Proposals can cover one or up to all of the five parcels, which range from 128,000 to 487,000 square feet, the Press-Telegram reported.

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Lease terms would depend on the ideas pitched by prospective developers, but city officials are interested in 20- to 40-year agreements for the properties.

The site makes up the western edge of the Long Beach airport and is near the 90 acres of land owned by Boeing Co., which was used as an assembly plant for the C-17 Globemaster III military plane.

Boeing Co. executives are still deciding whether to keep the 90 acres of land or make it available to other parties, according to the Press-Telegram. The aerospace firm said it plans to make an announcement regarding the site’s use next month. [PT] — Subrina Hudson