FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Theresa Adams Lopez
WILMINGTON WATERFRONT PROJECT AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES
WINS TWO DESIGN AWARDS
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – June
The Wilmington Waterfront Development Program at the Port of Los Angeles
recently earned San Francisco-based design consultant Sasaki and
Associates two prestigious design awards: The Honor Award from the
American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter;
and the Urban Design Citation Award from The American Institute of
Architects, San Francisco Chapter.
Wilmington Waterfront design represents a tremendous amount of creativity
and input from our local community, Sasaki and Associates, and the Port of
Los Angeles,” said Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Port of Los Angeles executive
director. “It’s gratifying to see that the architectural community agrees
that this is a great design.”
Wilmington Waterfront Development Program encompasses 95 acres of land
adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port.
The Program is made up of two separate projects: The Harry Bridges
Boulevard Buffer, which will provide open space and separation between the
community of Wilmington and Port industrial operations, and the Avalon
Boulevard Corridor project, which will provide public access to the
waterfront near Banning’s Landing and commercial development opportunities.
Sasaki and Associates’ design brings a formerly industrial area alive with
recreation areas and creates a destination location for the community to
enjoy the view of the water and live theater of the Port. The Harry Bridges
Boulevard Buffer project is currently undergoing the environmental review
process and is expected to begin construction in 2008, and the Avalon
Boulevard Corridor is expected to begin the environmental review process
Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port. As
the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and
cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 billion in
annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los
Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.
At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and
sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental
stewardship and community outreach. For its industry leading environmental
initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in
2006. The Port of Los Angeles - A cleaner port. A brighter future.