San Diego International Airport – Rental Car Center
Location:San Diego, California
Sundt and joint venture partner Austin Commercial have been awarded a contract to construct a consolidated rental car center at the San Diego International Airport. The Austin/Sundt Joint Venture will serve as Construction Manager at Risk for the project, which will allow the airport to shift all rental car facilities to a centralized location on the north side of Lindbergh Field. The project is a massive two million square-foot structure that will house 12 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. This 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. The new facility 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.