The project, a joint venture between The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development, will eventually span a 42-acre site that was long home to the kitschy Ports O' Call Village. The new development will include a total of 330,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and other commercial uses, when fully built out.
Recent years have already brought announcements for a number of anchor tenants at the property, including the first satellite location of Hollywood's Yamashiro restaurant, King & Cantina, a market hall, and off-leash dog park bar and cafe Bark Social. Additionally, the Nederlander Organization plans to bring a roughly 6,200-seat amphitheater to a site directly on the waterfront, as part of the project.
Other tenants announced for the West Harbor include: Mike Hess Brewing, Hopscotch, Poppy + Rose, Sugar Factory, Jay Bird's Chicken, Pitfire Pizza, The Win-Dow, Olala Crepes, Marufuku Ramen, Mario’s Neighborhood Butcher Shop and Delicatessen, The Baked Bear, and Harbor Breeze Cruises.
The project comes from a design team that includes Rapt Studio, James Corner Field Operations, and Studio One Eleven. Renderings of the finished product depict a series of metal-clad structures, opening onto a waterfront promenade and boat slips. The proposed amphitheater would occupy the southernmost section of the project site, while a proposed tower feature featuring a gondola and concessions would be the most visually prominent element of the property. The gondola would carry up to 15 passengers at a time up to 115 feet above ground.
Completion of the West Harbor is currently on track to occur in 2024.
The West Harbor follows more than $600 million that the Port of Los Angeles has invested into the waterfront between 2005 and 2015, with an additional $400 million to be spent by the year 2025. Those improvements have brought new open space to San Pedro and Wilmington, such as the new Town Square & Promenade, which debuted in 2021.
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