Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Redondo Beach, as the Lead Agency, will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for The Waterfront project (the proposed project).
Project Description: The proposed project, located in the City of Redondo Beach’s Coastal Zone south of Portofino Way, North of Torrance Boulevard, and west of Harbor Drive/Catalina Avenue (see map below), would revitalize approximately 35.6 acres of land and water by redeveloping and expanding local and visitor serving commercial uses, enhancing public access and recreational opportunities and facilities, and improving the aging support infrastructure and parking facilities. The project also proposes substantial improvements in site connectivity, public access and public views to and along the waterfront. The proposed project is specifically designed as a new waterfront village to reconnect the Pier and Harbor area with resident and visitor serving uses. As such, the proposed project seeks to integrate the best of the public and private needs and interests in a revitalized village providing broad coastal access and enjoyment. The proposed project is designed to reconnect the public with the waterfront and to help resolve a long-standing separation of uses and disconnection from the community.
The main components include proposed demolition of approximately 221,347 square feet of existing structures, demolition/renovation of the existing pier parking structure, and construction/renovation of up to approximately 523,732 square feet (289,906 square feet net new development) to include retail, restaurant, creative office, specialty cinema, a market hall, and a boutique hotel. The proposed project includes public recreation enhancements such as a new boat launch ramp, improvements to Seaside Lagoon, new parking facilities, and pedestrian and bicycle pathways. Site connectivity would be improved by the establishment of a new pedestrian bridge across the Redondo Beach Marina Basin 3 entrance and the reconnection of Pacific Avenue.
Based on the findings of the Initial Study prepared in conjunction with the NOP, the City has identified potential significant impacts for the following topics: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation/Traffic and Utilities/Service Systems. The Initial Study and NOP can be viewed here.
The NOP public review period took place from June 19, 2014 to July 21, 2014, with a public scoping meeting held on July 9, 2014. Below are links to a report which summarizes the scoping activities conducted for the proposed project during the 30-day scoping period. It includes written and email comments received from agencies and members of the public during the scoping period in response to the NOP.
Attachments to the Summary Document: