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L.A. Port hopes new promenade will help revamp San Pedro waterfront
L.A. Port hopes new promenade will help revamp San Pedro waterfront

A $32-million promenade has opened in San Pedro in what port officials view as a key step in creating a vibrant Los Angeles waterfront. Downtown Harbor and Town Square replaces a parking lot at the Port of Los Angeles with new public docks for recreational boaters and wooden walkways for strolling along the inlet. The promenade — off Harbor Boulevard between 5th and 6th streets — will host festivals, concerts and movie nights while providing a link between downtown San Pedro and the harbor. "It brings the water closer to the people," said Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents the area. The 1.2-acre project is part of a broader vision for an extensive waterfront where...

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