The Port of Los Angeles and the Annenberg Institute have released a visioning study for City Dock One, a potential San Pedro marine research complex that would cover about 28 acres near 22nd Street and Signal Way. The study says "it is most likely that the complex will be developed in stages with multiple parties installing marine laboratories to create a multi-institutional marine science campus in Los Angeles Harbor," and floats the idea of adaptively reusing two transit shed warehouses at the site. Gin Wong Architects and Leo A. Daly Architects have created initial renderings of the overall layout and of what will probably be the first stage of the development, the Southern California Marine Institute building.
The Daily Breeze reports the project is "part of an effort to revive San Pedro's job base and economy, according to Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles." Knatz wants researchers and students to live in "new condominiums in downtown San Pedro and take a brief ride along an extended Red Car line to the new school." Newish condos is something San Pedro has a lot of: the Centre Street Lofts have been chopped, the Vue has gone dual sale/rental, and the Bank Lofts went full rental last year, but were only at 50% occupancy in March.
The Daily Breeze also says that if the harbor commission is interested, it could decide to do a study by the end of this year, and estimated total costs are at about $200 million. A harbor commissioner wants to split that between the port and the universities that use the site.
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