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Old April 9th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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LA HARBOR WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

Here's what's proposed for the San Pedro/LA Harbor area: THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT




Check these links for more images and information on the project:
http://www.sanpedrowaterfront.com/
http://www.portoflosangeles.org/comm...Waterfront.htm
Total development cost is about $700 million but will be built in phases. If you've been down there recenty (I was to see the Queen Mary 2) they've developed a portion of the promenade, placed lights on the Vincent Thomas Bridge and of course, the trolley is running.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #2
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now why are they taking gritty industiralisum and transforming it to posh commercialisum?
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Old April 9th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #3
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^ They need to remove those Housing Projects on Harbor Blvd.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 07:28 AM   #4
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now why are they taking gritty industiralisum and transforming it to posh commercialisum?

Thats pretty much what I like about it, it has that gritty feel to it.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #5
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Old April 9th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #6
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The development is something that the residents of San Pedro can be proud of. This community had been neglected for such a long time and considered, unfairly of course, a backwater....I'm not sure why some residents want to keep it the way it is, meaning "gritty"...I understand that the "grittiness" may evoke a certain kind of authenticity in one's life, but so does a nice, clean, well-kept and safe neighborhood.

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Old April 10th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #7
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its good for the residents but its not like the port of LA just sprung up overnight. when these people moved there they must have known full well that they were living right next to the most industrialized spot in LA... it seems like they are tring to change that
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Old April 10th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #8
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They really need to do something. Right now is so disappointed for me.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #9
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Howcome no one talks about the Azurra/ It is this 18 story tower that has just been completed, somewhere in the El Segundo area. This tower reminds me of Luma.
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"Azurra" is a high-luxury condo conversion complex in Marina del Rey. It used to be called the "Water Terrace" when all the units were for lease. Next to it is "The Cove", another high-luxury condo complex under construction and next to that is the "Regatta." The Marina del Rey area is undergoing a renaissance as well. New apartment and condo buildings are being built next to the marina. East of Lincoln Blvd. in the light industrial area of MDR, a dozen lofts/apartment buildings are also under construction. I'll check the websites and post them here in a day or two.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #11
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hmm. interesting, I hope they acutally make these things, cause, as it is right now, the area is horrible
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:52 AM   #12
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PORTS OF LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH | Development News

L. A. area's economic engine, and leading polluter. Will the metro area allow it superport status? Updates on the Alameda Corridor and routes out of the basin. Has the dredging been done for future big ships?
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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #13
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What redevelopments have been planned for the port? I never knew that there were projects planned for the port. Converting it into a superport can open up a plethora of opportunities for my birthplace of Long Beach... and we already know how L.A. can benefit from this.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #14
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i found this

http://www.sanpedrowaterfront.com/

it be nice if there was a train that went down there seeing that the old redcar ROW still exists. at least in the San Pedro area. I love eating shrimp on the weekends there.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #15
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i found this

http://www.sanpedrowaterfront.com/

it be nice if there was a train that went down there seeing that the old redcar ROW still exists. at least in the San Pedro area. I love eating shrimp on the weekends there.
That website won't allow me to link images, but from what I can see on that website San Pedro has come a looooong way. I never knew there were plans to develop around the port. I'll have to pay San Pedro a little visit... the angel lights are definitely a nice touch to the project.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #16
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LA/LB is a "superport", its the largest port complex in the Western Hemisphere for heaven's sake.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:19 PM   #17
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L.A. Port Plans Massive Marine Facility

By RICHARD CLOUGH
Los Angeles Business Journal Staff
October 18, 2007

The Port of Los Angeles is rolling out preliminary plans today to build a massive marine research facility that officials hope will stimulate economic activity and help revitalize the San Pedro community.

Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the port, has been working behind the scenes for nearly two years to generate support for the project, which would be built on a 28-acre patch of land currently serving as a petrol chemical terminal.

The site, adjacent to downtown San Pedro, is a key battleground in the port’s waterfront development efforts and planners expect the high-level research facility to be a catalyst for the area’s economic resurgence.

“We have this vision of a premier research institution that attracts people from around the world,” Knatz said. “We’re talking about bringing a new industry to San Pedro and new jobs. These are good, high-paying jobs that would be a boost to the San Pedro economy.”

Knatz is expected to unveil the concept for the project, called City Dock No. 1, at tonight’s Los Angeles Harbor Commission meeting. Part of the impetus to move forward with the project, she said, came last week when the Annenberg Foundation said it will commit $50,000 in grant money to begin planning the facility.

The proposed research facility would include academic laboratories, government research facilities and real estate for future maritime-related businesses – what planners are calling a “business incubator.” Ideally, Knatz said, the facility would become a global leader in the study of climate change and sea level rise.

It is too early, she said, to estimate the cost or timeline of the project.
The move comes after the port announced in August it was terminating the lease of New Orleans-based liquid bulk operator Westway Terminal Co. Inc., which has occupied the site since 1996, as part of a larger effort to make the San Pedro waterfront more community-friendly. The port bought out the remaining 18 years of Westway’s contract for $17 million.

The terminal is zoned for commercial activities and local business leaders envision an economic rebirth in San Pedro built, in part, around this new research institute.

“This is the kind of thing that over the long term can lead to an economic wealth cycle for the community,” said Herb Zimmer, chairman of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce committee to promote waterfront economic development. “It breeds ideas and innovations and things that are going to become the basis of the new economy.”

Zimmer, owner of PriorityOne Printing, Copying & Graphics in downtown San Pedro, opened his shop 28 years ago and said he has seen the local economy deteriorate as years of neglect and the decline of the once-thriving fishing industry have eliminated many jobs from the blue-collar community.

“I want to see the ports replace the jobs that we lost during the ’70s,” he said.
The port is currently in the middle of multi-year San Pedro waterfront improvement project, which includes the construction of a cruise ship promenade and the development of new parks and walkways. In all, the redevelopment efforts span 400 acres.

As part of those efforts, the port evicted Westway from its Main Channel terminal, which Knatz said was viewed as a hazardous area by the community.

The port already has a marine research facility known as the Southern California Marine Institute, which is a partnership of eight California State University schools, as well as USC and Occidental College. But with its cramped facilities hidden within Terminal Island, the institute has welcomed the idea of expanding its laboratory space and moving to a more attractive location along the Main Channel, which has almost 500,000 square feet of warehouse space and nearly 5,000 feet of wharf.

Knatz said the institute may relocate to the proposed research facility, but that has not yet been determined.

This project is already almost two years in the making for Knatz. She first had the idea to push for a marine research facility a little before she took over as executive director in January of 2006. The notion stagnated until this summer, when the Westway agreement changed the landscape. At that point, she said, her ideas seemed to become more viable.

Though she said she “wasn’t really out hunting” for financial support, she received word last week that the Annenberg Foundation, a Radnor, Pa.-based philanthropic institution, would give a $50,000 grant to help move the project along.

“It helped spur a recent flurry of activity,” she said.

The port will likely lose future revenue by dedicating an entire terminal to research and related pursuits – a sacrifice the port seems willing to make.
“We recognize that it’s not going to make us the kind of money as if it was a container terminal, and that is not part of this plan,” she said.

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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:45 PM   #18
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^ Nice. Although we may lose money for a while, we're gonna get it all back with that facility by all of the jobs it will create and we'll still be able to maintain our status as a superport.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #19
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now all we need is light rail to take us down there once the development is built. The old Pacific electric did.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #20
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Port expansion expected to win approval

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
December 6, 2007

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today is expected to approve a long-delayed port expansion project that may generate as many as 6,000 new regional jobs and double the acreage of one of the West Coast's largest shipping facilities.

The commission, which has not approved an expansion project at the port in six years because of lawsuits filed by environmentalists, has already strongly endorsed the TraPac Terminal's environmental impact report. The report estimates that the firm will be able to process nearly 70% more shipping containers while generating less pollution than it creates now.

The proposal would require various measures aimed at combating pollution in the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex, the largest fixed source of air pollution in Southern California. Docking ships would be required to plug into on-shore power, rather than idle their engines in port. Diesel-powered cranes would have to be replaced with less-polluting electrical cranes.

But commission members also acknowledge that the project will increase air pollution in the short term, particularly while it is under construction. Environmental groups are demanding stricter emission standards at the project.

The city estimates that the project will add more than 1,800 truck trips a day to the adjacent ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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