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. 

Town Square and Promenade

Plans include a new public promenade that runs parallel to the Los Angeles Main Channel for nearly one mile, meeting the new town square at 6th Street, just east of Harbor Boulevard. The promenade and town square will include such amenities as public seating, landscaping, hardscaping, signage, architectural finishes, handrails and lighting. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 at a total project cost of $32.9 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.

 San Pedro Town Square
San Pedro Public Market

San Pedro Public Market

The San Pedro Public Market is envisioned to be an environmentally sensitive and sustainable urban environment - a vibrant, family-friendly shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational themed destination that will bring jobs, renewed economic vitality, and business opportunities to San Pedro and the LA Waterfront. The Market’s design aims to embrace and build upon San Pedro’s colorful history and proud traditions, drawing from the existing authentic character and heritage of the San Pedro community and the LA Waterfront as a working waterfront. Plans include 16 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 began in 2017 at a partial project cost of $90 million, paid by the developer, LA Waterfront Alliance (The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development). The San Pedro Public Market is expected to open in 2021.


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 Catalina Sea Ranch, The Boeing Company and E/V Nautilus with Dr. Robert Bollard.

Wilmington Waterfront Promenade

Wilmington Waterfront Promenade

Creating a “window on the waterfront” for the Wilmington community, this project 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 will include landscaping, irrigation, signage, lighting, as well as site furnishings such as public seating, bike racks and public drinking fountains. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 at a total project cost of $52.7 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.

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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. In February 2017, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a three-year, $1.5 million contract with engineering firm T.Y. Lin International to design the 1,300-foot-long walkway. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 at a total project cost of $23.8 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles.