The Port of Los Angeles has released a Waterfront Connectivity draft for San Pedro, a long-term planning document outlining strategies to better connect the larger region to the LA Waterfront.
SWA Group, a major landscape architectural, planning, and urban design firm, is collaborating on the plan.
The draft plan will be presented by the port and SWA personnel at the next meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on 7 September, at which time Harbor Commissioners and the public will be able to provide comment on the plan’s suggested aspects.
A second community input meeting is planned for 28 September to offer a more extensive presentation of plan features and to solicit further comments and public feedback.
The Port of Los Angeles have stated that both meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Board Hearing Room.
Port Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate, Mike Galvin, said: “The Port of Los Angeles has made significant investments over the last two decades focused on deindustrialising the LA Waterfront and transforming it into a visitor and recreational destination.
“Community input has been a critical component throughout the process. As we release this draft Connectivity Plan, we encourage the public to continue to weigh in as we finalise its development.”
Since 2015, the port’s investment in the San Pedro and Wilmington areas of the Los Angeles Waterfront has been sponsored through the Public Access Investment Plan (PAIP), which connects cargo company performance to community investment.
The Public Access Investment Plan (PAIP) invested roughly $233 million in new public-serving waterfront infrastructure, highways, public promenades, and other community facilities since its inception.