WILMINGTON, Calif. — May 17, 2010 — In an effort to garner community input and participation for a land use and infrastructure planning study for the Wilmington Marina area, the Port of Los Angeles is holding a community workshop on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Wilmington Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, located at 325 Neptune Avenue in Wilmington.

The Wilmington Marinas Planning Study will recommend public infrastructure improvements to the marina area, and present a conceptual land use plan for a 33-acre site adjacent to the marinas on Anchorage Road to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Organized by the Port in partnership with a steering committee consisting of marina operators, marina boat owners, and Wilmington community group representatives, this first visioning workshop will inform the broader community on the Planning Study and provide opportunities to provide input on proposed uses in the area.  The workshop is the first in a series of three community gatherings.  A second workshop is slated later in the summer followed by a final workshop in the fall which will focus on a preferred conceptual plan.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 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.

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