Friday, March 24, 2017

POLA to Hold Community Meeting on Waterfront Development

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles says it will host a public meeting on the status of the Wilmington Waterfront Development Program from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, March 30 at the cornerstone of the project, Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St. in Wilmington on the Los Angeles Waterfront.

Attendees will get a detailed update on the Wilmington Waterfront Development Program and Wilmington Waterfront Promenade, as port staff presents design updates for the promenade that have evolved from the original Environmental Impact Report and master plan renderings to the current detailed design, based on community feedback.

Key elements of the design are public access and connectivity to the water’s edge. As part of the meeting, the port will conduct a question and answer forum. Simultaneous Spanish translation service will be provided, according to the port.

The designer of the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade, Sasaki Associates, was approved by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in October 2015. In February 2017, the Harbor Commission approved T.Y. Lin International Group to design a pedestrian bridge on the Wilmington Waterfront, the Avalon Promenade and Gateway.

This summer, the port says, it expects to host additional public meetings to gather community input on the design of another aspect of the waterfront development, the Avalon Promenade and Gateway.