PORT OF LOS ANGELES SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON WATERFRONT CONNECTIVITY PLAN FOR SAN PEDRO
Community Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 23 at Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2023 – The Port of Los Angeles has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the last two decades to deindustrialize and recast the LA Waterfront as a recreational and visitor destination, greatly enhancing and expanding public access to the expansive waterfront area. Community input has been a critical component throughout the process.
Now, the Port is asking local stakeholders to once again provide their input at a Community Workshop on Feb. 23 that will focus on how to better link the larger region, San Pedro and its neighborhoods to the LA Waterfront’s many areas and attractions.
The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club, located at 100 W. 5th Street in San Pedro. Free parking will be available in the Club’s adjacent lot. The landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm SWA Group will lead the workshop.
“Our goal is to map out a plan creating seamless opportunities for the community and the LA Waterfront to connect, as well as ready that connectivity for projects on tap in the future,” said Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate Mike Galvin. “We want to hear from our residents and stakeholders on optimal ways to enhance access to and through the LA Waterfront.”
San Pedro’s Waterfront Connectivity Plan initiative will explore a variety of transportation methods and mobility solutions to get to and between LA Waterfront areas and attractions—including the new San Pedro Promenade and Town Square, the World Cruise Center and the West Harbor development currently under construction. Potential ideas explored will include new and improved pedestrian and vehicular routes, transit, crosswalks, wayfinding signage, open space and active programming.
After an introduction and presentation about the Connectivity Plan, participants will be encouraged to share how they travel to and through the LA Waterfront area and participate in hands-on activities contributing to new ideas and solutions to improve connectivity.
Since 2015, the Port’s investment in both the San Pedro and Wilmington sections of the LA Waterfront has been funded by the Port’s Public Access Investment Plan (PAIP), which ties cargo business success to community investment. Since its establishment, the PAIP has funded nearly $234 million in new public-serving waterfront infrastructure, roadways, public promenades and other community amenities.