SAN PEDRO, Calif. — November 13, 2008 — The Port of Los Angeles, in concert with Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) and the local community, are beginning to develop a conceptual plan document for Knoll Hill.

 The first community meeting for the Knoll Hill Conceptual Plan Project will take place on November 19th, 2008 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 601 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

 As the last remaining undeveloped hill property in San Pedro, Knoll Hill is an important site for the local community.  The goal of the Knoll Hill Conceptual Plan Project is to develop a plan for future development of the site reflecting the needs and desires of the community as well as the Port. 

 A Project Steering Committee comprised of representatives of four local Neighborhood Councils has been selected to serve as community liaisons to help guide the planning process.  In addition to the insight and feedback provided by this group of local stakeholders, the Port will hold periodic community meetings to provide project updates and obtain input from the community at large.

All community members are welcome and encouraged to participate in this important community project.

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