Friday, May 18, 2012

Port of LA Receives Waterfront Development Awards

The Southern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America has chosen two major Port of Los Angeles waterfront development projects for achievement awards.

The port’s new Cabrillo Way Marina Phase II facility has won the 2012 award for sustainable projects valued at over $100 million; and the Wilmington Waterfront Park project has received the 2012 project of the year award for infrastructure/public parks valued at $51-100 million.

Cabrillo Way Marina is a 700-slip marina covering 87 acres of land and water in the West Channel/Cabrillo Beach Recreational Complex. The project updated a decades-old marina facility and added about a mile of public waterfront promenade. Construction was completed in December 2011 at a total cost of $125 million, making it both the largest LA waterfront and non-terminal construction project at the Port of LA.

Wilmington Waterfront Park was designed to serve as a buffer between the port and adjacent residences. The project called for constructing a new 30-acre buffer area while the park was constructed on adjacent, vacant port-owned property. The park’s 16-foot high slope along the south border serves as a noise barrier and offers elevated views of the harbor. Construction of the park was completed in June 2011 at a total cost of $55 million.