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.
On Friday, January 10, 2014 the Korean Friendship Bell was rededicated following the final phase of is restoration by experts from South Korea. Thank you to the Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee for working to raise funding and to the South Korean government for their $285,000 donation to the project. One of the largest bells in the world, the Korean Friendship Bell is a gift given to the American people 37 years ago, marking the bicentennial and is revered as a symbol of friendship and gratitude by Koreans and Americans.
Why is the City installing so many bike lanes?
The City of Los Angeles 2010 Bicycle Plan, (unanimously adopted by City Council in 2011) is a chapter of the General Plan’s Transportation Element, and calls for 1600 miles of bikeways to be installed throughout Los Angeles over 30 years. The goal of the plan is to provide a one mile grid of interconnected bikeways (bike lanes as well as other types of treatments) throughout the City to support bicycling as a viable mode of travel.Read more
Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Councilman Buscaino will be promoting this day and is asking LA 15th Council District small business to add themselves to the list below to be included in his promotion of Small Business Saturday.Read more
The Port of Los Angeles received proposals and qualifications from eight commercial real estate developers interested in redeveloping the 30-acre, fully entitled San Pedro waterfront property known as Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port’s Main Channel and adjacent to downtown San Pedro. The deadline for submitting proposals was Friday, Oct. 5th.Read more
The City of Los Angeles invites you to attend its inaugural Veterans Appreciation Festival presented by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Joe Buscaino in association with the Port of Los Angeles , local and national veterans services and advocacy groups at the USS Iowa in San Pedro, CA on November, 10, 2012.
FREE ADMISSION TO THE USS IOWA FOR VETS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!Read more
Councilman Joe Buscaino and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal are pleased to announce the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will repave Western Avenue (SR-213) between 19th Street and Avenida Aprenda with rubberized asphalt.Read more
The Bureau of Street Services will be repaving Gaffey Street, between 9th and Summerland, starting October 22. The work will be done during the nighttime hours of 9 PM – 6 AM, and the project is expected to take two weeks to complete.
This project requires coordination with CalTrans and the City of Long Beach, to divert traffic from the 110 and 47. The exact dates are subject to change; we will post any updates here.Read more