A presentation given late last month by Port of Los Angeles officials offers a look at construction progress on the $77.3-million Wilmington Waterfront Promenade.

Picnic pierPort of Los Angeles

The project, which broke ground in November 2020, is converting a previously vacant industrial property near the Banning's Landing Community Center into nine acres of new public open space. A new walkway along the waterfront will link to a public pier, a dock, a children's playground, public restrooms, and a parking lot.

Completion of construction is on track to occur in December 2023, according to the presentation.

Overall viewPort of Los Angeles

Sasaki Associates, Inc. is designing the Promenade, which also included a realignment of nearby Water Street adjacent to a freight rail right-of-way which cuts to the north of the park space. That will also facilitate a link to another planned waterfront green space - the four-acre Avalon Promenade and Gateway - which will be connected via a 400-foot-long pedestrian bridge. The City of Los Angeles is planning to seek Federal funding for that $65-million effort, which is slated to start work in Winter 2024 and open by  Summer 2027.

Combined, the two projects will bring 12 acres of new open space to Wilmington, connecting Harry Bridges Boulevard and Avalon Boulevard to the waterfront.

Site plan for the Wilmington Waterfront PromenadeSasaki Associates

A few miles to the south in San Pedro, the Port recently began construction on the second and final phase of the San Pedro waterfront promenade - which will overlap with the footprint of the new West Harbor complex. These projects may serve as an entree to a larger master plan for open space in and around the Port of Los Angeles, which envisions the construction of additional streetscape improvements and parks over the coming decades.

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