Port Officials Will Provide Updates on Wilmington and San Pedro Waterfront Projects; Meeting at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2014 — Members of the community are invited to attend a public update meeting on Tuesday, September 24 at 6 pm to get updates about LA Waterfront project initiatives, including recently completed projects, current projects and future plans. The public meeting will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in San Pedro.

“Over the past decade, we’ve made tremendous improvements along the LA Waterfront, transforming it into a visitor-friendly destination,” said Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “The purpose of this annual meeting is to provide the community with updates on our progress this past year and what is underway or on the horizon.”

Recently completed projects include Cabrillo Way Marina, the iconic Ghost Fish art installation at the San Pedro Slip, the Catalina Express Terminal, parking upgrades at the World Cruise Terminal, restoration of Angels Gate Lighthouse and an all-new Plaza Park. Demolition of storage tanks along the Main Channel has also been completed. Since the last annual waterfront meeting the Port has also welcomed the Battleship IOWA and CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles attractions.

LA Waterfront projects currently underway include the Wilmington Marina Parkway, the Downtown Harbor “water cut” promenade, design of the Front Street Beautification project, in addition to increased vehicular signage and parking along the water’s edge.

Future projects to be discussed at the public meeting include the Wilmington Youth Sailing facility, Avalon Triangle Park, the planned AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles urban marine research center and redevelopment plans for Ports O’ Call Village. There will be a public comment period to offer feedback and ask questions.

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 more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.