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Swinerton Builders San Diego: September 14, 2016

Terminal 2 garage starts construction

Construction officially began Wednesday on the $127.8 million, 2,901-space parking garage at Lindbergh Field’s Terminal 2.

The three-story structure is expected to be completed in early 2018 and operational by
that summer.

“There is great demand for more close-in parking at the airport,” said San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO Thella Bowens. She said it will improve service for customers needing the park for a short period.

The project architect is Watry Design, a San Jose-based firm that has designed more than 1,000 parking garages in western states. The general contractor is Swinerton Builders.

While construction proceeds, visitors are directed to parking lots  west of the terminal off McCain Road, where the daily rate is $32. Parking remains available at Terminal 1, also at the $32 rate; the long-term lot at 3015 N. Harbor Drive at $20 per day; and the economy lot at Pacific Highway at Washington St. at $13 per day. Valet dropoff at both terminals is $40 per day. There is a $5 discount for valet parking when prepaid online at upgradeyourparking.com.

The project follows on the $903 million completion of Terminal 2’s expansion completed in 2013. Planning is moving forward for rebuilding Terminal 1 over the next few years.

The surface lot where the new garage will be located previously contained 1,327 spaces, although 83 will remain operational. 

Several high-tech features will be built into the new facility, including connection to a smart-phone app  to reserve a parking space and pay for it in advance. Sensors embedded in the parking stalls will keep track of spaces available. Parking revenues will largely cover the project cost. The airport expects to collect about $40.6 million in parking charges this year.

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