The Department of City Planning (DCP) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) are working together to develop strategies and regulations that will improve the visitor experience at and around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). These efforts include modernizing airport facilities, enhancing vehicular and pedestrian access, connecting the airport to public transit, and relieving traffic congestion from the terminal and surrounding neighborhood. Through the Transit Neighborhood Plan program, DCP is focusing on the new Century/Aviation light rail station along the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which will connect Metro’s citywide transit system to LAX. The Century/Aviation District Plan will include regulatory tools and strategies that encourage transit ridership, enhance the urban built environment, preserve existing industrial uses, and create a unique sense of place for the area.
The Century/Aviation District Plan will complement the proposed Century Corridor Streetscape Plan, which will establish a new unified, distinctive, pedestrian-friendly, urban design framework to help guide the implementation of future streetscape improvements along Century Boulevard. It will also complement the airport’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), a new ground transportation system plan to build an automated people mover tramway, public parking facilities, a consolidated rental car center, and roadway improvements.