PORT OF LOS ANGELES RELEASES DRAFT SAN PEDRO WATERFRONT CONNECTIVITY PLAN
Draft Plan to be Presented at LA Harbor Commission Meeting Sept. 7;
Another Public Input Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 28
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2023 – After extensive community and local stakeholder input, the Port of Los Angeles has released a draft Waterfront Connectivity Plan for San Pedro, a long-term planning and visioning document outlining strategies to better link Downtown San Pedro, surrounding neighborhoods and the larger region to the LA Waterfront and its many attractions. The plan is being developed in conjunction with SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm.
Port and SWA staff will present the draft plan at the next meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at which time Harbor Commissioners and the public can offer feedback on the plan’s proposed elements.
Additionally, another community input meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 to provide a more detailed presentation of plan elements and to obtain additional comments and public feedback.
Both meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Board Hearing Room, located on the second floor of the Port’s administration building at 425 South Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro.
“The Port of Los Angeles has made significant investments over the last two decades focused on deindustrializing the LA Waterfront and transforming it into a visitor and recreational destination,” said Port Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate Mike Galvin. “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 finalize its development.”
For the first half of 2023, the Port held six public workshops attended by nearly 300 community stakeholders to gather ideas and suggestions on the Connectivity Plan. When finalized later this year, the plan will help guide future Port improvements and private development, serve to enhance and expand public access to both active and passive attractions, and create transportation connections along the expansive waterfront area.
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.