With ceremonial shovels in hand, 15th District Los Angeles City Councilmember Tim McOsker and officials from the Port of Los Angeles today broke ground on the $10.3 million Front Street Beautification Project on the LA Waterfront. The project is among several being undertaken by the Port to further enhance connectivity and public access to the LA Waterfront for both Wilmington and San Pedro.
“This project is one of many initiatives in the One-Five that will improve the quality of life for our local Port communities, as well as for all Angelenos,” said Councilmember Tim McOsker. “This new green space and multi-use pathway will serve as a safer and welcome public access link between our San Pedro and Wilmington communities. The residents have been patiently waiting for this project for over 10 years and I want to thank them for their dedication to making this project happen.”
“This multi-use pathway and surrounding landscaped area will open up an entirely new section of our LA Waterfront to pedestrian access,” said Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi. “The beautification along Front Street will not only provide a new pathway to access our waterfront, but also fills in one of the last gaps of waterfront promenade that will connect Wilmington and San Pedro. This project underscores, once again, what port staff and community stakeholders can achieve by working together.”
“When this project is completed next year, it will provide a safe space for walking, jogging and cycling as well as connect the Central and Northwest San Pedro communities,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “It also adds another pedestrian linkage between the Wilmington and San Pedro waterfronts.”
The Front Street Beautification Project will include the design and construction of a landscaped gateway area at the northeast corner of Front Street and Pacific Avenue, just north of the Vincent Thomas Bridge (SR-47). The area will feature a 22-foot-wide multi-use pathway for both pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as a five-foot landscaped strip along Front Street. In addition to providing new linkage between San Pedro and Wilmington along the LA Waterfront, the project will feature new pedestrian lighting, additional landscaping, and other site amenities.
The Front Street Beautification Project meets select environmental mitigation measures for both landscaping and beautification. Completion of the project is expected in 2024.