The City of Redondo Beach has commenced a planning effort to establish a holistic framework plan to improve and enhance various public amenities within the City’s waterfront, King Harbor. With improved amenities, our shoreline facilities will provide more resources for residents and visitors alike. We want you to be a part of this vision for Redondo Beach.
PROJECT PLAN AREA
Facilitate community participation and engagement throughout the planning process
Work closely with a Working Committee for technical and stakeholder understanding
Acknowledge previous planning, design, and technical efforts
Prepare a framework plan that improves pedestrian experience along the waterfront and connects Mole C to the Horseshoe Pier
Advance community plans for Moonstone Park/Mole B and Seaside Lagoon
Prioritize what should be rebuilt or renovated and locate new recreational and operational elements, such as the sportfishing pier, small hand launch, and public boat launch.
HOW TO ENGAGE
The Amenities Plan was approved by City Council on October 18, 2022. We would like to thank all participants for their insightful comments and continued support throughout the process. The final document can be viewed here or on the City’s website in the future. We look forward to seeing King Harbor become the best version of itself!
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WHAT WE'VE HEARD
Phase 1 “Launch & Listen” Survey
IN THE NEWS
“Passive” use or “aquatic development” posed for King Harbor’s Seaside Lagoon - Easy Reader News
King Harbor is Revamping its Public Amenity Plan with Resident Input – The Log
Redondo Beach King Harbor amenities plan holds next public meeting, pop-ups - Easy Reader News
Recharging a Waterfront: LA's Jana Wehby on Innovative Public Engagement – SWA Group
Redondo Beach residents pitch year-round Seaside Lagoon, wider boardwalk – Daily Breeze
Pier gets love – Easy Reader News
Focusing on King Harbor, Redondo Beach to host first waterfront community meeting in 4 years – The Daily Breeze
1. What is the King Harbor Public Amenities Plan?
The King Harbor Public Amenities Plan will serve as a framework to improve the existing public waterfront amenities, generally located between Portofino Way to the North and International Boardwalk to the south.The plan will include an overall site plan, drawings, diagrams, that are summarized in a plan report addressing what amenities should be rebuilt, renovated or newly added; where amenities should be located; and what other functional or recreational elements should be included in the design.
2. What are Public Amenities?
Public Amenities are the key areas, destinations or uses that are generally accessible to the public within the King Harbor Area. For the purpose of this plan, the key public amenities of the plan are:
A Moonstone Park/Mole B
B Seaside Lagoon
C Hand/Small Boat Launch
D Sportfishing Pier
E International Boardwalk
F Public Boat Launch (Location TBD)
G Dingy Dock (Location TBD)
3. Why is the City developing this plan?
The revitalization of the waterfront has been a key strategic priority for the City for many years. Key to the revitalization effort is the need to upgrade or replace many of the public amenities within the waterfront.Over the past several years, while there have been previous studies and planning efforts primarily focused on individual facilities, there is a need to plan for the Waterfront as a whole and understand how the various public amenities may be organized and implemented to maximize the recreational and visitor experience.
4. What are the next steps?
The consultant team in conjunction with the City are currently facilitating community input in preparation for the plan development which will begin in January 2022. The team will develop the plan over the next few months and organize additional community meetings in the first quarter of 2022. The Draft Plan will be presented to the City Council in Spring 2022.
5. What are you going to do with the information?
The plan will include an Implementation Strategy that will consider how the Public Amenities Plan will be implemented and funded throughout the planning and design process.The final plan will also include a statement of probable cost to assist the City in the implementation of the plan.
6. How can I get involved and give feedback?
The preparation of the plan will include various virtual and in-person community workshops and pop-up events to collect and gather community feedback. Please sign up on this website to be informed of future events and project updates.
7. How are environmental concerns being addressed in the plan?
The plan will consider the impacts of sea-level rise, and seasonal flooding along the plan area. In addition, the consultant team has reviewed the City of Redondo Beach Local Hazard Mitigation plan and understands the pressing areas of concern or natural or man-made hazards in the King Harbor area, including tsunamis, liquefaction, earthquakes, and drought.
8. How were the boundaries determined for this scope area?
The framework plan is generally focused on the area between Portofino Way to the north and the south end of the International Boardwalk, and also considers the overall vision for King Harbor and the connections between the various public amenities and city-owned spaces with private leases.
The plan does not include programming and uses on the Pier, but will consider cohesiveness and connectivity to the Pier. The Plan does not consider the AES plant, as this is a private facility not owned or operated by the City.
9. Who is the project team?
The plan development is led by the City of Redondo Beach Waterfront and Economic Development Department.The consultant team includes the following:
SWA (Prime): Urban Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Project Management, Outreach, Site Assessment, Implementation
Anchor QEA: Marine Engineering, Site Assessment, Implementation
Architectural Resources Group (ARG): Site Assessment, Recommendations
Murakawa Communications: Strategic Communications, Website, Video,
Cumming: Implementation/Cost Estimation
10. Who is in the working committee?
The Working Committee will provide valuable stakeholder feedback in the initial planning stage and anchor the plan in community-focused considerations. The working committee is made up of the following members:
Brandy Forbes, Community Development Director
Cameron Harding , Community Services Director
Ted Semaan,Public Works Director
Laurie Koike, Manager, Waterfront & Economic Development
Roger Carlson, Chair of the Harbor Commission
Leslie Chrzan, Harbor Commissioner
Steve Walters, Harbor Commissioner
Mark Hanson, King Harbor Yacht Club
Craig Stanton, Redondo Beach Marina
Moses Rambler,Lanakila Outrigger Club
Jeff Jones, Quality Seafood
Christoper Lubba, Harbor Patrol
Issac Yang,Division Chief, Redondo Beach Fire Department