In a ceremony held on March 9th, Port of Los Angeles officials and 15th District Councilmember formally broke ground on the Front Street Beautification Project, the latest active transportation project in the vicinity of the LA Waterfront.

The project, planned for more than a decade, will include a new landscaped gateway space at the northeast corner of Front Street and Pacific Avenue to the north of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The new area will include a 22-foot-wide multi-use path, buffered front Front Street by a five-foot strip of landscaping. Plans also call for pedestrian lighting along the corridor.

“This project is one of many initiatives in the [15th District] that will improve the quality of life for our local Port communities, as well as for all Angelenos,” said McOsker in a news release. “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.”

Completion of the project is expected in 2024.

The Front Street upgrades follow a string of recent public and private investments in the LA Waterfront, including the new San Pedro Promenade and Town Square which debuted in 2021 and the roughly $150-million West Harbor development. Port officials recently kicked off a new master planning effort intended to further improve access to the waterfront.

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