"Consent calendar" item scheduled for Dec. 17, final Council meeting of 2002
(December 15, 2002) -- The City Council is being asked to vote -- quietly -- to reacquire control of land currently leased to the state for the Airport area National Guard facility (vacated earlier this year) paralleling the 405 freeway. Along with two other adjacent parcels, this would accommodate completion of the Kilroy Airport development and could mean more airport area office space and possibly another hotel.
The item on the Dec. 17 Council agenda -- the final meeting of the year and barely a week before Christmas -- was made part of the "consent calendar," a list of usually mundane items not normally inviting individual discussion. They are not separately discussed or voted on unless a member of the public or a Councilmember requests it. A member of the public may do so by coming to the Council chamber before the meeting between 4:45-5:00 p.m. and asking the City Clerk to pull the item for separate discussion and an individual recorded vote.
A city staff memo to Councilmembers, submitted by Community Development Director Melanie Fallon and Public Works Director Ed Shikada and approved by Acting City Manager Gerry Miller states in part: "Development of this area will complete the Kilroy Airport Center project and may include two or more multi-story office buildings, along with a hotel and surface parking lot on a total of approximately 12.1 acres of land."
City staff has separately told LBReport.com that City Hall approved the entire Kilroy development project in the 1980s. If plans for a Kilroy area hotel proceed now, it could end up becoming the third hotel in the Airport area, along with the Council-approved expansion of an existing Marriott at Lakewood Blvd. and Spring St., plus another planned hotel nearer the Airport entrance.
City staff's memo further states:
City staff's memo indicates the CNG parcel will be leased to Kilroy for development in conjunction with two other parcels -- one (about 3.37 acres) immediately west of the CNG site (paralleling the 405 freeway along Kilroy Airport Way) and another (about 4.77 acres) stretching to Spring St.
The city will pay the state $550,000 from the Airport Enterprise Fund (not the General Fund) to compensate for early termination of the lease. City staff's memo indicates "increased revenue from the Airport's current parking operations is expected to fully offset this expense within six months."
LBReport.com posts city staff's memo verbatim in pdf form on the following link (the map is page three). To access the document, click City staff map re Kilroy parcels; map is page three.