TOWN SQUARE AND PORTS O' CALL PROMENADE
STATUS: Conceptual Design Completed
CLIENT: Port of Los Angeles
The Ports O'Call (POC), located along the waterfront, between 6th Street and the SP Slip, has been a Southern California destination since 1963 and a focal point of the San Pedro Waterfront revitalization efforts. The two distinct elements specific to the Ports O'Call re-development and the Downtown Harbor.
The opening of Downtown Harbor in 2014 created a new home base for major festivals along the waterfront, and the city wholeheartedly embraced the gesture of reconnecting with the harbor at an historically significant spot. It is now time to extend and connect further to eliminate the gap between the downtown activities and Ports O'Call.
The Town Square is envisioned as gathering area with passive programs intimately related to Downtown Harbor, the Maritime Museum, and even the City Hall building. The Ports O'Call Promenade, approximately 30 feet wide with public access to 3,600 feet along water's edge, is hoped to be a unifying element to the entire waterfront.