Waterfront Revitalization: Los Angeles, Vancouver USA
Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the Port of Los Angeles on March 2 in announcing a $100 million revitalization of the Ports O’ Call Village.
The 30-acre proposal for what will be called San Pedro Public Market includes dining, retail, and open space that "will reenergize the area, and improve ocean-side access for both locals and tourists."
"The L.A. Waterfront should be a celebration of our beautiful shoreline — a world-class destination where families and friends can eat, play, stroll along the water, and spend time together," said Mayor Garcetti. "I am committed to giving this community the waterfront it deserves, and I’m proud that we are one step closer to fulfilling that vision."
The first phase of the San Pedro Public Market, a private investment proposed by a commercial developer, will include 16 acres of restaurants, shopping, fresh markets, and boutique-style office space, as well as more than half a mile of waterfront promenade. Also planned are an open-air amphitheater for live entertainment, interactive family-friendly attractions, and year-round events.
The San Pedro Public Market is one piece of a broader L.A. Waterfront investment plan. The Port of Los Angeles has already invested $600 million in public access projects like the Harbor Blvd. Parkway Promenade, Downtown Harbor, and the USS Iowa. It expects to invest another $400 million in public access over the next 10 years.
"This proposed project will be a focal point and anchor for the efforts the Port of Los Angeles has made over the last decade to create a pedestrian-friendly public waterfront from Banning’s Landing to the breakwater at Cabrillo Beach," said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. "Our continued investment, in parallel with private investors like the LA Waterfront Alliance, will bring new life to this wonderful visitor asset."
The San Pedro Public Market is expected to be complete by 2020. For more information, visit www.lawaterfront.org.
Port of Vancouver USA requests Proposals for Waterfront Mixed-Use Development
The Port of Vancouver USA on February 24 released a Request for Qualifications for a proposed mixed-use development on the port’s waterfront property.
The port is seeking proposals from development teams capable of designing, permitting and constructing office, retail, housing, and parking in a portion of the port’s 10-acre site on the Columbia River waterfront in downtown Vancouver (WA).
The port sees this property as a key part of the ongoing revitalization of Vancouver’s waterfront and city center. The port is taking steps to redevelop this gateway property at the entrance to Washington State into a vibrant, sustainable, urban and mixed-use waterfront.
The property, which includes the port’s original marine terminal, will connect to a new waterfront development by the City of Vancouver and Columbia Waterfront LLC, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the City of Vancouver Renaissance Bike Trail and the Columbia River.
The port recently announced it would be evaluating the mixed-use development as a potential site for its new headquarters.
RFQ responses are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Interested proposers can submit via the port’s eBid website or at 3103 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660.