Port of Los Angeles seeks developer for waterfront retail project in US

26 July 2012 (Last Updated July 26th, 2012 18:30)

The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to redevelop the San Pedro waterfront property called Ports O’ Call Village in the US.

Port of Los Angeles waterfront retail project in US

The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to redevelop the San Pedro waterfront property called Ports O’ Call Village in the US.

The 30-acre waterfront property will be turned into a retail area featuring shops, eateries and other attractions to draw tourists.

The Port of Los Angeles is planning to invest $300m on the Ports O’Call Village redevelopment as part of the $1.2bn LA Waterfront Development Program.

The Port of Los Angeles executive director Geraldine Knatz said that the port is investing money in public waterfront infrastructure along 16 miles of community-adjacent port property at the Port of Los Angeles.

"We’re building a waterfront to fit the scale of the largest port complex in the western hemisphere at the doorstep of the largest regional market in the western US," Knatz said.

The existing site features 3,000 linear feet of water frontage and 375,000ft² of retail and tourism-related spaces.

The proposed redevelopment will be carried out near to various other ongoing public waterfront improvements including a new downtown harbour and public plaza slated for completion in 2014.

In recent years, the Port has made investments in promenades, marinas, parks and other public waterfront amenities to offer public access to the waterfront.

The port recently opened USS IOWA Battleship museum and Crafted, an indoor crafts market.

The Port’s investments include the $36m Downtown Harbor water basin, promenade and public plaza, which are currently under construction.

Other projects completed or underway include the $130m Cabrillo Way Marina and public promenade, the $16.3m Fanfare Fountain and Plaza, and the $23.4m Harbor Boulevard Parkway promenade.


Image: The 30-acre waterfront property will be redeveloped into a retail focal point. Photo: The Port of Los Angeles.