It may not look like much yet, but the site pictured above will soon be the home of the new, two million-square-foot consolidated rental car center at San Diego International Airport. The $223 million airport construction project – being constructed by Sundt and joint venture partner Austin Commercial – will create a single, centralized rental car facility for the airport’s passengers.
When complete in December 2015, the facility will house 11 rental car companies and will include a customer service building, a quick-turn-around car prep facility, and a 5,000-car ready/return area. The project is the first major component of the airport’s long-range plan to reduce airport traffic congestion and bring passengers closer to Interstate 5 and commuter rail lines. It will also help improve air quality by removing multiple shuttle vans from the streets and will simplify the trip to and from a single, centralized rental car lot for passengers.