The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners today approved a new port master plan, updating the Port of Los Angeles’s development policies and procedures for the first time in more than three decades.
The new plan incorporates previous amendments and anticipated future changes to the use of property within the coastal zone managed by the port. The document promotes development consistent with the port’s long-term goals, including making the best use of its land and water resources, increasing terminal efficiency, accommodating diverse cargoes and more.
The development process for the updated port master plan began more than 18 months ago with input from industry, tenants, labor, governmental agencies, the community and other stakeholders. Like its predecessor, the new plan is subject to certification by the California Coastal Commission.
“The updated port master plan is a new roadmap for a new era,” said Cindy Miscikowski, president of the harbor commission, in a written statement. “It ensures the most efficient, beneficial and responsible use of this vital asset for our city and our nation.”
“This comprehensive update reflects our evolution, growth and priorities going forward,” added Geraldine Knatz, the port’s executive director.