The LA Waterfront consists of a series of waterfront development and community enhancement projects blanketing more than 400 acres of existing Port of Los Angeles property in the harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. This area has changed dramatically over the past decade, and there is still much more to come. The Port of Los Angeles remains committed to supporting projects that provide additional open space and encourage public access. Below is a snapshot of approved projects underway. 

San Pedro Public Market

West Harbor

Plans for West Harbor include 42 acres of restaurants, shopping, fresh markets, office space, and a waterfront promenade with ample outdoor space and an open-air amphitheater for live entertainment. Construction of the City Improvements has begun, with a project cost of $53.7 million and include a 30-foot wide promenade, town square for public gatherings, events and parking, restroom facility, floating docks, and landscape/hardscape improvements. The developers, The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development, are expected to invest approximately $160 million in this redevelopment. West Harbor broke ground November 12, 2022 and is expected to open in 2025.

San Pedro Promenade Phase II

The Port of Los Angeles broke ground on July 18, 2023 on the start of the second and final phase of the San Pedro Promenade along the Main Channel portion of the future West Harbor commercial development on the LA Waterfront. Groundbreaking for the $31.4 million Phase II project follows the completion of the Promenade’s $53.7 million Phase I in October 2021, for a combined Port investment of more than $85 million.


San Pedro Waterfront Connectivity Plan

The San Pedro Waterfront Connectivity Plan will span hundreds of acres within San Pedro and includes nearly eight miles of waterfront, including the Port's Outer Harbor area, with three main goals in mind:

  • Improve transportation connections among areas and attractions along San Pedro’s waterfront.
  • Address local modes of transportation, including pedestrian, bike, scooter, bus and car.
  • Connect the waterfront with local and regional communities.
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AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is a 35-acre campus bringing people together to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related business; pioneer new ocean-related education programs that accelerate scientific collaboration, facilitate job creation and inspire the next generation for a more sustainable ocean. Built on a historic pier at City Dock No. 1 with access to the deep ocean, AltaSea is a nonprofit organization with a Board of Trustees that oversees its organization, construction and capital campaign. A few notable partners include Southern California Marine Institute, The Boeing Company, NASA and E/V Nautilus with Dr. Robert Bollard.  The 2.1 Megawatt Solar Panels install on AltaSea roof was completed in 2022. Berth 58-60 warehouse improvements began in early 2023. In June of 2023, Councilmember Tim McOsker and Port of Los Angeles officials broke ground on the Ocean Tech Hub. AltaSea will invest 29 million dollars into the 100-year-old historic warehouses, which will be completed in 2024.


Avalon Promenade and Gateway Project

The Avalon Promenade and Gateway Project involves the construction of a pedestrian bridge along Avalon Boulevard to provide pedestrian access to the future Wilmington Waterfront Promenade. The Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a $1.5 million contract with engineering firm T.Y. Lin International to design the 1,300-foot-long walkway. The total project cost is $65 million, will be paid by the Port of Los Angeles.  The construction timeline is November 2024 through May 2027.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Life Support Replacement System

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Life Support System Replacement Project replaces the existing Life Support System (LSS) which is now over 40 years old. All current equipment and structures will be replaced with a modern, energy efficient system including upgraded security features. The Life Support System Replacement Project is comprised of four primary saltwater habitat zones representing 20,000 gallons of saltwater filtration; Touch Tank Zone, Rocky Shores Zone, Sandy Beach Zone and Big Tank Zone. Construction will begin in 2024 and will be completed in less than a year. The total cost of the project is $2.7 million, with the City of Los Angeles contributing $2 million and the Port of Los Angeles contributing the remaining amount or $900,000.

Front Street Beautification Project

The Port of Los Angeles broke ground on the $10.3 million Front Street Beautification Project on March 9, 2023. 

The Front Street Beautification Project will create a new public access connectivity link between the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington along the LA Waterfront.
  • Improvements include a new landscaped gateway area, 22-foot-wide multi-use pedestrian/bicycle path, and other site amenities.
  • The improvement site is located at Front and Regan streets, just east of Harbor Blvd., under the Vincent Thomas Bridge (SR-47).
  • The Front Street Beautification Project is expected to be completed in 2024

Wilmington Waterfront Promenade

Creating a “window on the waterfront” for the Wilmington community, this project broke ground in October of 2020 includes a waterfront promenade, pedestrian plaza, parking lot, realignment of Water Street adjacent to the railroad tracks and parking northwest of Banning's Landing Community Center. Project improvements to the eight-acre site include landscaping, irrigation, signage, lighting, as well as site furnishings such as public seating, bike racks and public drinking fountains. Construction is completed, with a grand opening and Lunar New Year Celebration scheduled on February 3, 2024.
Click here to view the project fact sheet.

Wilmington Waterfront Promenade
last updated 2-22-2024