$33 Million Project to Serve as Key Connector to San Pedro Public Market and Other LA Waterfront Attractions
The Port of Los Angeles has officially broken ground on the $33 million LA Waterfront town square and promenade. The project, which will connect San Pedro’s Downtown Harbor to the future San Pedro Public Market development, was designed by Port staff in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations , designer of the High Line urban park in New York City.
“Today’s groundbreaking represents an important step toward realizing our vision of a thriving LA Waterfront,” said Jaime Lee, President of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. “This new modern and public space will provide residents and visitors exciting ways to enjoy the waterfront, while also offering a front row view at the nation’s busiest port.”
“Today we celebrate a major milestone as we break ground on the San Pedro promenade and town square, which will become the front door to the new LA Waterfront,” said Los Angeles City Council member Joe Buscaino. “These new spaces will be a gathering place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the waterfront, outdoor events, dining and more.”
“Projects like these continue to improve the quality of life in our local communities, while also building tourism and stimulating further economic development in the region,” said Gene Seroka, Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles. “The town square and promenade are among several improvements underway this year, making 2020 a big year for our visitor-serving waterfront.”