Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project (2018)
With improved public safety, streamlined traffic and and enhanced vehicle and pedestrian access to the LA Waterfront, this construction project involved realigning Harbor Boulevard and extending Miner Street to the intersection of the newly aligned Harbor Boulevard. A new traffic signal was added at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and 7th Street, as well as bike lanes, marked crosswalks, outdoor lighting, landscaping and walkways. Refurbishing the historic Plaza Park was also part of the project, and the park and its adjacent hillside slope along what is now Miner Street was relandscaped, with more than 700 plants and nearly 100 trees. New park benches with unobstructed views of the LA Waterfront were also added. Construction began in 2016 and was completed in 2018 at a total project cost of $15.6 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles, including $8.6 million in grant funding from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Residents and visitors can now access numerous popular waterfront destinations by simply hopping on one of the 120 bikes available at 11 Metro Bike Share stations located in San Pedro and Wilmington. Anyone can walk up to a Bike Share station kiosk and purchase a single 30-minute ride for $3.50 with a credit card. Or $20 monthly passes are available for an unlimited number of 30-minute rides. Annual Flex Passes are $40 a year, with each 30-minute ride costing $1.75. A single pre-registered Metro TAP fare card for riding Metro Bus and Rail lines can also be used for the Metro Bike Share system. Register online at bikeshare.metro.net.
Whether you are a local or visiting, you now have a new and fun option for exploring everything the LA Waterfront has to offer. For a map of bike share stations in Port of Los Angeles and other existing and planned locations, please visit bikeshare.metro.net/stations.
Brouwerij West is a full-production craft brewery in the historic Warehouse #9 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. The highly sustainable, solar powered 26,000-square-foot space includes a tasting room and bar, featuring Belgian-style beer on tap and in bottles that spin down the production line. Each brew gets a unique, artist-designed label, and the brewery features a bottle shop carrying a world-class selection of craft beers. Construction was completed in 2016, paid by CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, with tenant improvement work paid by Brouwerij West. The brewery and tasting room officially opened to the public in February 2016.
Downtown Harbor uncovered 1.2 acres of existing waterfront between Fire Station 112 and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Previously a parking lot, the space has been revitalized with a new harbor inlet for recreational vessels to dock free of charge for up to four hours. Surrounding the inlet is a modern town square and pedestrian promenade that features trees and landscaping, decorative lighting, a picnic area, and an overlook pier. The North Promenade extension near Battleship IOWA is a landscaped area that includes park benches with a waterside view. Entrance is on Harbor Boulevard, just north of Downtown Harbor at 5th Street. Construction was completed in June 2014 at a total project cost of $47.4 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Outer Harbor (2014)
Berths 45-49 at the Port of Los Angeles is an Outer Harbor cruise ship dock and event site with a concrete wharf and on-site parking. The 12-acre location was covered in paved asphalt, with added electrical, water and sewer connections. Featuring 360-degree views of Cabrillo Beach and San Pedro Bay, it is an ideal outdoor venue in Southern California for concerts, festivals, or sporting events. Past public events held at the Port of Los Angeles Outer Harbor include Cirque du Soleil TOTEM, Red Bull Global Rallycross, and Port Nationals Kustoms & Bobbers Show. The SS Lane Victory Merchant Marine Museum and Memorial, open to the public year-round, is docked at Berth 49. Construction was completed in 2014 at a total project cost of $198,000, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Wilmington Marina Parkway (2014)
Wilmington marina occupants and local boat owners at the Port of Los Angeles are now enjoying the new Wilmington Marina Parkway, three acres of landscaped promenade along Anchorage and Shore roads, just west of the Terminal Island Freeway SR-103, in Wilmington. Amenities include landscaping and irrigation, with more than 200 trees and 2,500 shrubs planted along 2,000 feet of a paved, meandering path. Picnic tables, park benches, trash/recycle receptacles with built in solar-powered trash compactors, and pet stations add to the visitor-friendly environment. Construction was completed in February 2014, at a total project cost of $1.2 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles through mitigation funding.
Battleship IOWA (2012)
The Port of Los Angeles brought the World War II icon USS IOWA to the LA Waterfront where it was converted to an interactive naval museum and living memorial for the next decade. Commissioned in 1943, the namesake of the Iowa class of battleships took part in every major military conflict from World War II until the post-Cold War period when it was decommissioned in 1990. The Pacific Battleship Center offers guided tours and educational programs including overnight stays and youth camps. Subject to additional funding, the attraction may grow to include a two-story landside visitor’s center with additional museum space and expanded educational offerings. Construction was completed in June 2012 at a total project cost of $8.5 million, paid by Pacific Battleship Center.
Catalina Sea and Air Terminal (2012)
Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro opened its new passenger ferry terminal, which also includes helicopter service, just steps from the original Catalina Express location at Berth 92. The terminal is located at the foot of the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade, near the World Cruise Center. The location offers two restaurants, Catalina Bistro, which serves beer, wine, appetizers, breakfast, and lunch with a lovely harbor side setting, and Express Grill with a faster service, offering soups, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Round trip tours to Catalina Island are available daily. Construction was completed in 2012 at a total project cost of $4.3 million, paid by Catalina Express.
CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles (2012)
Historic Port of Los Angeles Warehouse #10 was converted by Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Center redeveloper, CRAFTED, tasked with the challenge to retain the maritime and industrial history of the vintage, wood-frame structure, and revitalize the warehouse to accommodate vibrant, new visitor-serving uses that complement existing and future development of the LA Waterfront. CRAFTED comprises a community of one-of-a-kind local artists, handmade goods, gourmet concessions, live music and entertainment. The indoor venue boasts 110,000 square feet, with 500 vendor stalls, spacious aisles and natural lighting, plus a large outdoor courtyard. Construction was completed in 2012, paid by CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.
Southern Pacific (S.P.) Slip Waterfront Plaza (2012)
The S.P. Slip Waterfront Plaza includes improved public waterfront access for pedestrians and vehicles and development of a 1.5-acre landscaped plaza that features the “Ghost Fish 107” sculpture, a 40-foot blue fin tuna by artist Carl Cheng, hung from a galvanized steel frame over the water at Berth 73. Teak benches by San Pedro woodworker Harold Greene were also installed near the public art display. The plaza was completed in December 2012 at a total project cost of $6.5 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Angels Gate Lighthouse Restoration (2012)
The Port of Los Angeles funded the renovation of the historic Angels Gate Lighthouse, which was built in 1913 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This project was completed in collaboration with the Cabrillo Beach Boosters, U.S. Coast Guard, Los Angeles Yacht Club and the Friends of the Angels Gate Lighthouse. Construction was completed in 2012 at a total project cost of $2.2 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Cabrillo Way Marina® (2011)
Cabrillo Way Marina® is a 700-slip marina covering 87 acres of land and water in the West Channel/Cabrillo Beach Recreational Complex, located south of 22nd and Miner streets. The project updated a decades-old marina facility and added about a mile of public waterfront promenade. Construction was completed in November 2011 at a total project cost of $147.6 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles; the largest LA Waterfront and non-terminal construction project at the Port of Los Angeles to date.
Wilmington Waterfront Park (2011)
Wilmington Waterfront Park is a 30-acre largely contiguous landscaped area, between Harry Bridges Boulevard and C Street to the north, from Figueroa Street to Lagoon Avenue to the east. The El Paseo Promenade provides a pedestrian and bicycle connection from the east to the west end, continuing for approximately nine blocks. The area’s topography consists of a low landform (16 feet) along the northern edge of the project with gentle grades, landscaping with grass, trees, and other planted material, hardscaping, paths and walkways, benches, water features, pedestrian bridges, restrooms, drinking fountains, binoculars, a children’s playground, and two buildings. The park is open to the public and an ideal space for family gatherings, children’s play, performance arts, walking, bicycling, sitting, and community events. Construction was completed in June 2011 at a total project cost of $70.5 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
22nd Street Park (2010)
22nd Street Park is an 18-acre park on the site of a former tank farm in San Pedro across from 22nd Street Landing at the Port of Los Angeles. The first new park built in greenspace-challenged San Pedro in years, 22nd Street Park is part of the Port’s efforts to redevelop waterfront properties for the benefit of the community. It offers walking and biking trails, shade trees, a bocce ball court, restrooms, ample parking and more than four-acres of flat grassy area for recreation – all with a water view. Bounded by 22nd Street, Crescent Avenue and Miner Street in San Pedro, the area was planted with 500 trees, 1,700 shrubs, and nearly five acres of sod. Construction was completed in January 2010 at a total project cost of $10.5 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Warehouse One Outlook (2009)
One of the most amazing views of the Port can be had from the Warehouse One Outlook. From this vantage point, you can see down the Los Angeles Main Channel and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Outlook area offers parking, a lighted outlook platform and benches to enjoy the view. The Outlook is adjacent to Warehouse One, the oldest warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles, listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Construction was completed in 2009 at a total project cost of $400,000, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Gateway Plaza and Fanfare Fountains (2008)
The Fanfare Fountains & Water Features at Gateway Plaza, located at the bottom of the Harbor Boulevard exit off the I-110 Freeway, feature choreographed water jets, synchronized to music and lights, building a dramatic waterfront entryway for visitors. From an overhead view, the fountains are shaped to resemble a sailboat. The twin fountains are obliquely bisected by a 12-foot walkway that sits 12 inches below the basin level of the fountain. A black granite infinity edge creates a waterfall over the basin ledge and into a trough flowing under the walkway, giving visitors an unforgettable experience of walking through water. Construction was completed in 2008 at a total project cost of $16.3 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade (2006)
Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade is a pedestrian promenade that runs parallel to Harbor Boulevard, from Swinford Street to 5th Street in San Pedro. This multi-use parkway features a bike lane, pedestrian walkway, pocket parks, lighting, landscaping irrigation, signage and public art. At 2nd Street and Harbor Boulevard, the promenade features an interactive fountain where there is no boundary between people and water, and visitors can get as wet as they like in jets that leap playfully out of the pavement – a great location for small children and animals to cool off. Construction was completed in 2005 at a total project cost of $23.4 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
Vincent Thomas Bridge Lighting (2005)
The Vincent Thomas Bridge Lighting Committee began raising funds in 1988, overcoming numerous regulatory hurdles to come up with the distinctive blue lights that were added to the signature green Vincent Thomas Bridge in 2005. Designated as the City of Los Angeles' official welcoming monument, the Vincent Thomas Bridge was the first bridge in the world to be illuminated by solar-powered LEDs. The Port of Los Angeles provided $546,000 of the project's $1 million budget and hosted a celebratory bridge-lighting ceremony for the community on January 30, 2005. Other agencies that helped accomplish the bridge lighting include the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Street Lighting, and Cultural Affairs Department.
Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade (2004)
The Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade is the first dedicated open space and public boardwalk at the Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade includes four acres of prime waterfront property, situated between the Vincent Thomas Bridge and World Cruise Center in San Pedro. The Promenade is located at the intersection of Swinford Street and Harbor Boulevard and is easily accessible from the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp of the I-110 and CA-47 freeways. Construction was completed in 2004 at a total project cost of $14 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.
World Cruise Center Renovation and Expansion (2003)
Renovation and expansion of the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center included interior and exterior upgrades designed for more efficient passenger processing and implementation of U.S. Department of Homeland Security requirements. The spacious improvements allowed for smooth passenger flow and accommodation of the world’s largest cruise ships, carrying more than 3,000 passengers and 1,500 crew members. Construction was completed in 2003 at a total project cost of $21 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.