What is the Port Master Plan?
The Port 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allow for a more manageable and concise document that reflects all recent land use planning and projects, replacing outdated language, and providing an easy to understand specific land use plan.
The Port Master Plan Update
The Port of Los Angeles Master Plan Update will consist of reorganization and revisions to the goals and policies guiding coastal permitting, permitting guidelines and procedures, and the land use plan.
General Timeline - *Updated on 02/21/13*
• July 19, 2012 – Public Workshop #1
Click here to view the public workshop #1 presentation.
• October 25, 2012 – Public Workshop #2
Click here to view the public workshop #2 presentation.
• February 21, 2013 – Release of Draft Port Master Plan and Draft Programmatic EIR
• March 13, 2013 – Public Meeting on Draft Programmatic EIR
6:00 p.m., Banning's Landing, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
• April 4, 2013 – Public Hearing on Draft Port Master Plan
8:30 a.m., Banning's Landing, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
• Summer 2013 – Board of Harbor Commissioners action
• 2013 – California Coastal Commission action
Community involvement is a major part of updating the Master Plan and we encourage all stakeholders and interested people to join us in creating a Master Plan that everyone can support and advocate.
On July 19, 2012 and October 25, 2012, the Port held public workshops for the Master Plan Update at Banning’s Landing Community Center.
More than 80 people attended in total. During the workshops, the Port received comments on a variety of issues that were of concern including land use designations, preservation of historic resources, implementation of environmental conservation efforts, allowance and accommodation for diverse cargo, and integration of recreational areas for the San Pedro and Wilmington communities.
If you were unable to make it to the public workshops, Port staff is available for questions and comments. Parties can still submit written input via a comment card, email, or letter.
Click here to view the July 2012 workshop presentation.
Click here to view the October 2012 workshop presentation.
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. A public hearing before the Board of Harbor Commissioners will be held at 8:30 a.m., April 4, 2013, also at the Banning’s Landing. Port staff is also available to meet with interested stakeholders and community/industry groups. To schedule a meeting, please contact Port staff. Contact information is available below.
Click here for Draft Port Master Plan
Click here for Draft Program Environmental Impact Report
Get Involved and Stay Informed!
For all other questions and comments, please contact:
Port of Los Angeles
Planning and Economic Development Division
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90733