Storefronts at San Pedro’s Ports O’Call Village are beginning to be boarded up as a precursor to their demolition and the construction of a $150-million redevelopment project called San Pedro Public Market.
Ports O’Call tenants tried to fight eviction orders from the Port of Los Angeles, but the Port won in court, the Daily Breeze reports. Tenants must be out by March 2. All the Ports O’Call buildings will eventually be torn down.
Of the existing tenants, only the San Pedro Fish Market will remain operational during the construction. The new buildings will bear a resemblance to the old warehouse-type buildings in the area.
Construction began in 2017 on an entryway to the new development; that project is expected to be complete in the second half of 2018. The whole first phase of the development, which will include a waterfront promenade and a central plaza, is slated for completion in 2020.
The new public market is being developed by Jerico Development and the Ratkovich Company, which owns The Bloc in Downtown’s Financial District.