LA City Council Approves Ponte Vista Development in San Pedro
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the Ponte Vista development in San Pedro.
This project has an almost decade-long history that spans two councilmanic administrations. It began in the early years of the 2000’s as a 2,300 unit mixed-use urban village on a hill and over the years and through the recession has become the master-planned residential suburban neighborhood that is embodied in the plan that was approved today. At 676 - 700 units, it is a fraction of the size that was originally proposed. It will have publicly-accessible walking and jogging paths, recreation centers and a variety of for-sale housing type that speak to the current generation of homebuyers.
In addition to the critical mitigation measures for traffic and other impacts that will be imposed as a result of the environmental review process, the project applicant has agreed to a number of additional community benefits;
a permanent access road from Western Avenue to the Mary Star High School property which abuts the property
a Project Labor Agreement with the Building Trades Council
a Local Hire program facilitated through the City’s Worksource Center and PV Jobs
Streetscape Improvements to Western Avenue
2 ½ acre park along Western Avenue, designed, constructed and operated by the developer and the subsequent homeowner association, but fully accessible to the public.
“I believe that this long range development plan will transform an abandoned naval housing site and current eye sore, into a thriving residential neighborhood that will provide new housing stock that is appropriate for my proud, coastal community,” said Councilman Joe Buscaino who represents San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts.