A World-Class Waterfront Once Again

San Pedro, a port city near Los Angeles, is looking to boost its image with a 1.2 billion dollar makeover. Plans include a promenade, a cruise terminal, and a vibrant commercial district and could take up to 10 years.
September 30, 2009, 1pm PDT | Alek Miller
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"Construction work was expected to begin with a $42-million upgrade of the downtown cruise terminal and a makeover of the Ports O'Call Village's collection of Old English, New England and Spanish-style buildings connected by an uneven, narrow, red brick walkway.

In its heyday, the village attracted more than 1 million visitors a year.

It began to deteriorate in the 1980s and took a further hit with the closing of Marineland in 1987 in nearby Rancho Palos Verdes, and the creation or expansion of tourist-friendly districts in Pasadena, Santa Monica, Universal City and Anaheim."

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Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in Los Angeles Times
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