The designer of New York’s High Line linear park has signed on to the upcoming San Pedro Public Market project.
Curbed has learned that High Line designer James Corner Field Operations will be heading up landscape design and master planning for the entire Public Market project.
Rapt Studio, a California-based studio known for building stylish brick-and-mortar offices for internet companies, will oversee the architecture and design for the project.
Developers The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development are set to reveal a new timeline and new renderings for their $150-million waterfront redevelopment at a public meeting next month, according to the Daily Breeze.
“We have assembled an exceptional team,” Alan Johnson, CEO of Jerico Development, said in a statement.
The Public Market project will bring large, warehouse-style building housing restaurants, retail, and markets to the site of the Ports O’Call Village. A waterfront promenade, open-air event space, year-round event programming, and possibly even a new route for a few refurbished Red Car trolleys are also planned.
“With the delivery of San Pedro Public Market, the San Pedro community is finally going to get the extraordinary waterfront this historic port deserves,” Wayne Ratkovich, CEO and president of The Ratkovich Company said.
The Public Market project will require the demolition of the Ports O’Call Village, a kitschy collection of shops and eateries that has been boarded up for at least a month. Many retailers sought to slow or halt the evictions that preceded the shuttering of their shops, but that doesn’t seem to have stalled forward movement on the site.
The San Pedro Public Market site will be built out in phases, with completion on the first phase slated for 2020.