The chambers of City Hall overflowed July the night of July 30th with Redondo Beach residents eager to air their opinions of the proposed revitalization of their city's waterfront area. Over 50 residents approached the podium to speak to the council, which voted 3-2 as the clock neared midnight to approve the preliminary designs rendered by El Segundo development firm CenterCal.
While the action was technically non-binding, in practice it does extend the city's agreement to work with CenterCal by two years, and effectively gives the design concept a green light.
Waterfront and economic development director Pete Carmichael said the potential change resulting from the project would mark a turning point in the waterfront’s tumultuous history.
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