The first phase of the revamped waterfront could open as early as 2021
With the revamp of San Pedro’s waterfront moving right along toward its expected groundbreaking early next year, developers The Ratkovich Company and Jericho Development have released new renderings that show a simplified version of the $150 million project.
Urbanize LA was the first to spot the renderings, which appeared on the website for the project, known as San Pedro Public Market.
These most recent images of what’s planned show outdoor gathering spaces oriented around outdoor dining and large walkways. The project will include a food hall and a “container kitchen,” which appears to feature food stalls housed in repurposed shipping containers.
The first phase of the project will also include a 6,000-seat outdoor amphitheater to be used for concerts and other entertainment. Developers announced in March that they’d entered into an official agreement with Nederlander, the former operator of the Greek Theatre, to realize the venue.
“We are excited by the prospect of creating a unique concert venue, which will bring top musical talent, shows, and events to the first waterfront venue of its kind in Southern California,” Alex Hodges, CEO of Nederlander Concerts, said in a statement.
The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development secured $30 million of financing in March that they announced would go toward finishing the design and permitting process and keeping their February 2020 groundbreaking date.
Developers anticipate that, with the Harbor Commission’s approval, the San Pedro Public Market could open its first phase as early as 2021.
The project will replace the old Ports O’ Call Village. Preparation for demolition of the old-timey fishing village’s storefronts began in early 2018. By that time, work had already begun on portions of the project, including a new entrance for the public market.