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Port of LA releases draft San Pedro waterfront plan

The Port of Los Angeles has released a draft waterfront connectivity plan for San Pedro, outlining strategies to better link Downtown San Pedro, surrounding neighborhoods and the larger region to the LA waterfront.

The plan is being developed with SWA Group, a landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm. Port and SWA staff will present the draft at the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. Sept. 7.

Also, a community input meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 28 to provide a more detailed presentation and invite feedback.

Both meetings are open to the public and will be held at the port’s administration building at 425 South Palos Verdes St. 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.”

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.

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