18 May San Pedro’s marina looking for possible dining, hotel landslide developments – Daily Breeze
Restaurants, entertainment venues and hotels — all are possible ideas for developing 12 acres of land just north of San Pedro’s Cabrillo Way Marina.
Specifics, though, are lacking.
And that’s why in late June, port officials will ask three qualified developers — already chosen, but not publicly disclosed — to put together more specific ideas over the course of 90 days.
While much of the focus has been on the re-creation of Ports O’ Call Village under the new San Pedro Public Market development, the marina on the south part of town is set to undergo what could be a major development of its own.
Three developers have been certified as qualified by the port under an earlier request for qualifications process. Their names, however, have not been released.
But the coming months will see a behind-the-scenes ramp up, with port entering a period in which more specific proposals will be turned in. Negotiations for one of the proposals will then follow for a long-term lease.
The marina is not far from AltaSea, the marine innovation center that also is being developed. The two sites are envisioned as working together in the coming years as the waterfront evolves.
Altogether, the marina includes 87 acres of both land and water, with 700 boat slips at the southwest corner of Miner and 22nd streets. A regional boat show has taken hold at the marina in recent years, bringing in more visibility.
In 2011, the Port of Los Angeles completed a $125 million upgrade and expansion of the marina and added nearly a mile of public waterfront promenade.
Also in the planning stages for future development is the port’s Outer Harbor, where a cruise ship terminal is being sought.
With cruise ships growing in size, another large terminal space will be needed in the future, said Michael Galvin, the port’s director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate.
“We’ve received input from some big cruise lines that they definitely see a demand for larger terminals,” Galvin said.
“Disney is always a player,” he said, “They’ve brought large ships to port before, but there are also other past customers of the port” showing interest in returning.”
Developing a new cruise terminal would take several years, he said.