Port of Los Angeles hosts community meetings for Wilmington Waterfront

The Port of Los Angeles announced a two-part series of community meetings to provide status updates on the Wilmington Waterfront Development Project. One meeting already took place on July 25, but the second one will be held on Sept. 12.

Los Angeles is redeveloping the Wilmington Waterfront as part of the larger LA Waterfront project, which also includes a revitalization of neighboring San Pedro. The port district approved an Environmental Impact Report for the Wilmington Waterfront in 2009. Updating the Wilmington Waterfront would bring several elements to the L.A. Harbor area, such as a waterfront promenade, pedestrian plaza, visitor-serving and commercial opportunities, and an open space.

The Sept. 12 community meeting will take place at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Expected discussion topics at the next community meeting include environmental documents for two street closures (Avalon and Fries streets), the entry plaza sundial (Avalon Promenade and Gateway Project), the naming of development projects (and the public’s involvement) and a presentation on Wilmington’s history.

The meeting is open to the public; simultaneous Spanish translation services will be available at the meeting.

Redeveloping and revitalizing Wilmington’s waterfront area is expected to cost the Port of Los Angeles $76.5 million. More information about the project is available online at lawaterfront.org.

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