PORT OF LOS ANGELES HOSTS LA WATERFRONT COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON JULY 25 AND SEPTEMBER 12 IN WILMINGTON
Community Engagement Session to Discuss Wilmington Waterfront Development Project Elements
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 11, 2019 – The Port of Los Angeles will host a two-part series of community meetings in Wilmington to provide an overview and status update on the Wilmington Waterfront Development Project. Discussion topics include the environmental document for the Avalon and Fries Street Segment Closure, entry plaza sundial for the Avalon Promenade and Gateway Project, public involvement for naming development projects along the Wilmington Waterfront, and highlighting Wilmington’s history.
The community meetings are scheduled for Thursday, July 25, from 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursday, September 12, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington. Both meetings are open to the public, with simultaneous Spanish translation services available.
The Wilmington Waterfront Promenade project includes a waterfront promenade, pedestrian plaza, parking lot, and realignment of Water Street adjacent to the railroad tracks and parking area northwest of Banning's Landing Community Center. The Avalon Promenade and Gateway Project will develop the 12-acre site south of Harry Bridges Boulevard to provide safe and direct access to the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade by constructing a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks and Water Street. Bids for the Promenade construction contract will be accepted later this year.
The Wilmington Waterfront Environmental Impact Report was certified by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in 2009, when the Board adopted plans to connect the community with the waterfront, create open space, and develop visitor-serving, commercial development opportunities in and around the Port of Los Angeles. The combined project cost is $76.5 million, funded by the Port of Los Angeles. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org.