December 17, 2001 - A public hearing will be held regarding a draft amendment of the Port of Los Angeles certified Port Master Plan for the deepening of the Inner Harbor channels and North Channel. The meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 in the Board Meeting Room of the Port Administration Building, second floor, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro.
The amendment proposes dredging to a depth of -53 feet in the Inner Harbor and -55 feet in the North Channel. The deepening project will provide for a 40- acre fill at Pier 300 and eel grass relocation, and a 35-acre fill of the Southwest Slip in the West Basin, which includes a 1.3-acre fill at Berth 100. Additionally, the Port proposes to extend the Cabrillo Shallow Water Habitat site by up to 54 acres and replenish borrow pits in the North Turning Basin. The proposed land uses on the Pier 300 and Southwest Slip fills would include general cargo and other (railyard, roadways, utilities) land-use designations.
Written comments concerning the public hearing may be submitted to the Port of Los Angeles’ Planning and Research Division by January 23, 2002. Persons interested in obtaining additional information may contact that division at (310) 732-3850. Copies of the draft Port Master Plan amendment are available for public inspection at the Port Administration Office at the above-mentioned address.