The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $51.9 million construction contract for the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade Project on the LA Waterfront.
Sully-Miller Contracting Co. of Brea won the contract for the project designed by Engineering firm Sasaki Associates, Inc. Construction is expected to start in the fall, with the work completed in 2023.
“This $52 million investment means that we will finally break ground on the long-awaited Wilmington Waterfront this year!” said Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino. “The Wilmington community has been patient and deserves more green space, buffer zones, and open space to alleviate industrial impacts.”
“Our vision for revitalizing Wilmington is becoming reality,” said Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Lucia Moreno-Linares. “The fact that this project remains on schedule during this pandemic is inspiring for all of us who have highly anticipated this transformation.”
“We are committed to connecting Wilmington to its historic waterfront and creating more public access for both residents and visitors,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Our Public Access Investment Plan, launched in 2015, has given us the ability to predictably invest and plan for public-serving projects like this one.”
The planned “window on the waterfront” for the Wilmington community includes the realignment of Water Street parallel to the existing railroad tracks and construction of a community park adjacent to Banning’s Landing Community Center, along with a waterfront promenade, public pier, public dock, public restroom with green roof, playground and parking lots.
Work along Water Street includes utilities, street work, grading, paving, striping, lighting and landscaping. Other project improvements to the nine-acre site include irrigation, signage and furnishings such as public seating, bike racks and drinking fountains.