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November 28, 2020

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2015 San Pedro Prep Softball Preview -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Art Preview: ‘Non-Native’ by Ingrid Dietrich -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pedro Prep Baseball 2015 Preview -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recapping The Final Gaffey Street Community Workshop -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tiffany Torres Bears Down For Success At POLA High -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

San Pedro Fish Market Launches Scholarship Contest -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

San Pedro’s Rita Fiorenza Is A Basketball Revelation -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

‘No Lane Reductions’ As Gaffey Street Redevelopment Plans Move Forward -

Friday, January 9, 2015

San Pedro Prep Sports 2014 Fall Review -

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAPD Harbor Division and Philie B’s Pizza To Host Charity Events This Weekend -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Pedro Holiday Parade Returns Sunday with a Twist -

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland Comes To The Waterfront -

Monday, December 1, 2014

One-Way Streets May Come to Downtown San Pedro -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

San Pedro’s Two Newest Volleyball Skyscrapers: Allison Kittell & Tracy Folchi -

Monday, November 10, 2014

San Pedro and POLA Prep Girls Cross-Country Preview: Running For More Glory -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

International Craft Beer Festival Comes to Crafted This Weekend -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Second Workshop for Urban Greening Project Receives Warm Reception from Community -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Construction of Mixed-Use Apartment Complex on Gaffey Could Begin Next Spring -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UPDATE: Blaze Inside Port of L.A. in Wilmington Nearly Contained; Air Quality Deemed ‘Safe’ -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Pedro High Football Off To Another Strong Start -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Highly-Anticipated Downtown Harbor and Town Square Opens Friday

Downtown Harbor and Town Square (photo: still from Port of Los Angeles video)

After more than two years of development, the Port of Los Angeles will finally take the wraps off the new Downtown Harbor and Town Square this Friday (June 20) and open it to the public. The project will be the flagship of the L.A. Waterfront on Harbor Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth Streets as future developments are established in the surrounding area.

As the heart of the L.A. Waterfront, the new public harbor and plaza will connect downtown San Pedro to the waterline, in between the World Cruise Center and Ports O’ Call Village.

Downtown Harbor will open up about 1.2 acres of existing waterfront between Fire Station 112 and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, according to a press release.

Construction began in March 2012 to the tune of $32 million, but was completed under its previously estimated cost of about $36 million.

In a press release, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino said, “This project, which was completed on time and more than $4 million under budget, exceeds all of my expectations on design and feel… Downtown Harbor will become the source of memories that will last a lifetime. I commend the Port of Los Angeles on delivering a substantial asset for our community.”

The new Downtown Harbor was previously a parking lot, redeveloped to now include a new harbor inlet for recreational vessels to dock. The public plaza and pedestrian promenade surround the inlet, adorned with landscaping, decorative lighting, a picnic area, and an overlook pier. Artistic elements decorate the public open space throughout, including LED lights strung along palm trees and street pole lights outlining the plaza area. The designs are intended to emulate the ambiance of downtown San Pedro.

Feedback gathered from the community and public workshops indicated that the Downtown Harbor project was a “top priority,” said Gary Lee Moore, Interim Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles.

“An area as expansive as the L.A. Waterfront needs to have an anchoring point, and this is it,” he said.

The Downtown Harbor will include its first official public art installation, “The Ship Chandler” by artist Mark Dion. The installation is an approximate 9-by-12-foot cabin built with salvaged materials that represent the Port of Los Angeles during the 19th and 20th centuries. The structure is located in the plaza area near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, according to the press release.

The Port of Los Angeles will hold a grand opening celebration for the public Friday (June 20) from 6 to 8 p.m., which will include live entertainment featuring San Pedro band The Riptides, as well as food and beverage booths. In concert with the grand opening, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum has extended its hours to 7 p.m.

View a trailer of the Downtown Harbor and Town Square produced by the Port of Los Angeles below: