Port of Los Angeles Breaks Ground on LA Waterfront Project

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles on Monday celebrated the start of construction of the $33 million LA Waterfront town square and promenade. Once completed, it will link the downtown harbor to the future San Pedro Public Market.

“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.”

Port staff and James Corner Field Operations, which designed New York’s High Line urban park, worked together to design the waterfront project, which is slated for completion by summer 2021.

“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 Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles, Gene Seroka. “The town square and promenade are among several improvements underway this year, making 2020 a big year for our visitor-serving waterfront.”

By Sarah Spangler