LA WATERFRONT TOWN SQUARE AND PROMENADE ON SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETION THIS SUMMER
Port of Los Angeles’ $36 million development project in San Pedro will enhance public access, provide unprecedented views of LA Waterfront
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – March 2, 2021 – Progress continues on the San Pedro Town Square and Promenade project, a $36 million development on the LA Waterfront funded by the Port of Los Angeles that will create a new central gathering space, as well as a promenade connecting attractions and points of interest along the harbor’s Main Channel.
The project is on track and on budget, with completion expected by the end of July 2021.
“When I became a Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner, one of my priorities was to get this waterfront developed and delivered to the community,” said Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi, Jr. “I’m excited that we’re so close to the completion of one of its pivotal projects. I can’t wait to see families coming down here with their kids and grandkids enjoying the waterfront and making new memories for decades to come.”
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Construction on the project began in January 2020. The development will feature a new nearly one-mile public promenade running parallel to the Los Angeles Main Channel, which will connect to the new four-acre town square at 6th Street, just east of Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro. The project will include amenities such as public restrooms, parking for 90 cars, public seating, a commercial boat landing, 600 linear feet of recreational vessel berthing, hardscaping, landscaping, architectural finishes and lighting.
The 30-foot-wide promenade will connect to the planned West Harbor development, a 42-acre commercial development that will feature restaurants, shopping, fresh markets, office space and an open-air amphitheater for live entertainment.
“As part of our public access investment plan, the Port made a commitment in 2015 to make the town square and promenade a centerpiece of our LA Waterfront vision,” said Port Director of Waterfront & Commercial Real Estate Mike Galvin. “As this project continues to take shape, we are delivering on that commitment.”
The LA Waterfront consists of a series of waterfront development and community enhancement projects blanketing more than 400 acres of existing Port of Los Angeles property in the harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. Just 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Waterfront features expansive marinas and beaches, museums, historical landmarks, award-winning open spaces and a flourishing downtown art scene.
The Port of Los Angeles remains open with all terminals operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $276 billion in trade during 2019. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs across the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.