Port of Los Angeles Releases Draft Port Master Plan (USA)
The Port of Los Angeles Master Plan serves as a long-range plan to establish policies and guidelines for future development within the coastal zone boundary of the Port of Los Angeles.
A Port Master Plan is required through the legislation of the California Coastal Act of 1976 and should respond to the demands of foreign and domestic waterborne commerce, navigation, and fisheries in the national, state, and local communities.
Why does it need to be updated?
The original Port Master Plan was first approved and certified by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission in 1980. Since then, there have been twenty amendments. Updating the Port Master Plan will allow for a more manageable and concise document that reflects all recent land use planning and projects, replacing outdated language, and providing an easy to understand specific land use plan.
Release of Draft Documents
On February 21, 2013, the Port released a Draft Port Master Plan and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). The release of the draft documents initiate a public review period that ends on April 8, 2013.
A public meeting on the Draft PEIR is scheduled for 6 p.m., March 13, 2013 at Banning’s Landing, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington.
Press Release, February 25, 2013