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LAWA, URW Outline Midfield Satellite Concourse Concession Opportunities

Los Angeles World Airports and is its development partners, Unibail‐Rodamco‐Westfield Airports, have announced the Competitive Evaluation Process for concessions for the new Midfield Satellite Concourse at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The 750,000 sq. ft. concourse will open in 2020 and feature 27 dining, retail and other amenities that LAWA hopes will bring an authentic Los Angeles feel to the airport. The CEP also includes two opportunities exclusively for ACDBE and small business participation.

The deadline for proposals is May 18.

“Our new concourse will connect the world to the best of Los Angeles, and we expect a diverse array of restaurateurs, retailers and experience providers to participate in the Competitive Evaluation Process,” said LAWA CEO Deborah Flint in a statement.

Unibail‐Rodamco‐Westfield Airports has revealed an overall design theme for the concourse, called “neighborhoods” that will feature three different LA-themed districts with varied color palettes and visuals. The three districts – downtown, mid‐city and ocean – will be highlighted within three concourse districts differentiated from one another through simple sculptural forms, artisanal materials and creative palettes.

The guest experience begins in the downtown district, featuring a streamlined, modern aesthetic to evoke downtown’s high‐rises. Proceeding further into the environment, guests will next enter the mid‐city district, an artisanal space with an art deco inspiration and an industrial, textured feel. The ocean communities district rounds out the experience with an eclectic and artsy stroll down an L.A. “beach boardwalk.”


“Creating these terminals is about so much more than just leasing space,” says Michael Caro, vice president of leasing at Unibail‐Rodamco-Westfield. “We want the experience at the airport to mirror the experience of Los Angeles, with businesses big and small coexisting to create a truly unique, vibrant feel.”