Looking Forward

Future of San Pedro

San Pedro boasts unprecedented opportunity for expansion with almost 5000 housing starts in various stages of development in and around San Pedro. In addition to the strong residential market, multiple commercial developments are ready to break ground in Downtown and on the LA Waterfront. From West Harbor, a world-class waterfront dining, retail and entertainment destination, to Alta Sea, an urban, ocean-based campus accelerating marine and scientific research, San Pedro is becoming a cultural, historic, and tourist harbor-side destination for new generations to rediscover. Focusing on emerging blue technology and innovation, North America's busiest port town is quickly becoming a science and tech-focused, visitor serving destination unmatched in Southern California.


AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is creating a world-class ocean-based campus where science, business and education come together to generate innovative solutions to the most critical global sustainability issues today: food, energy, and climate security. AltaSea accelerates scientific collaboration, facilitates job creation, and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean. Built on a historic pier with access to the deep ocean, AltaSea’s campus brings people together to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related business; and pioneer new ocean-related education programs.

AltaSea is dedicated to finding rapid solutions for the planet’s most pressing challenges.

A recent report, which was co-authored by AltaSea at the Port of LA, found that:
California’s Ocean Economy supports 1.035 million jobs (direct, indirect and induced), or roughly seven percent (7%) of the state’s total workforce, and over $53 billion in total labor income. Globally, the Ocean Economy is projected by the OECD to double to $3 trillion over the next decade.

San Pedro Courthouse

The proposal for the redevelopment of the San Pedro Courthouse is for a mixed-use development that includes market rate and affordable housing, joint use open space, street level retail space and a location for a neighborhood grocery store.

This project is a good fit for downtown San Pedro,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn.

“Not only will it mean new apartments, retail space, and a much-needed new grocery store in the heart of downtown, it lives up to our values and is both union funded and union built.”

Read the latest news here.

West Harbor

A stunning reinvention of the historic San Pedro Ports O’ Call property. West Harbor will be an entirely new harbor-side district, rooted in its authentic past. A world class destination celebrating the best of everything that LA has to offer. Renowned chef driven restaurants, seafood markets, artisan craft beers and live entertainment. A gathering place bringing culture and community together. A respite from busy life to connect with family and friends, to take in the sights and sounds of the ocean.

To learn more visit www.westharbor.com

Little Italy of Los Angeles

Residents and visitors alike are welcome to experience the rich and lively Italian culture through hospitality, shopping and cultural events. Nestled right in the epicenter of the last remaining ethnic enclave of Italian Americans in Los Angeles, San Pedro has over a century of Italian history embedded into its roots.

The new downtown district is an innovative partnership among the Los Angeles Little Italy Association. Our projects include working with the City of LA to construct a state of the art piazza, or “town square” that pays homage to the fishing community and also gives off Mediterranean-Californian aesthetics.

The Little Italy of Los Angeles Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.

Phone: +1 (323) 457-4527  
: info@lilaa.orgAddress:
638 S Beacon St. STE #601, San Pedro, CA 90731