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File #: HC22-4116    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: Harbor Commission
On agenda: 5/9/2022 Final action:
Title: DISCUSS AND PROVIDE INPUT REGARDING THE SCHEDULE OF THE KING HARBOR PUBLIC AMENITIES PLAN.
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TO: HARBOR COMMISSION
FROM: GREG KAPOVICH, WATERFRONT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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DISCUSS AND PROVIDE INPUT REGARDING THE SCHEDULE OF THE KING HARBOR PUBLIC AMENITIES PLAN.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City of Redondo Beach is in the middle of a planning effort to establish a framework plan to improve and enhance various public amenities within the City's waterfront, commonly referred to as King Harbor. The revitalization of the waterfront has been a key strategic priority for the City for many years. Key to the revitalization effort is the need to upgrade or replace many of the public amenities within the waterfront such as open space, docks, restrooms, boat launch, bike lanes, etc. Over the past several years, while there have been previous studies and planning efforts primarily focused on individual facilities, there is a need to plan for the Waterfront as a whole and understand how the various public amenities may be organized and implemented to maximize the recreational and visitor experience.

In October 2021, the initial phase called "Launch and Listen" began with the intent to identify what amenities are preferred by the community. This first phase consisted of an online survey, virtual community meeting, and two pop-up events at the farmers market and Redondo Beach Pier. In January 2022, City staff and our project consultant SWA progressed to the second phase called "Explore & Synthesize". During the second phase, SWA presented potential options to the community for feedback, conducted two more pop-up events, as well as a second community meeting. Most recently, staff wrapped up Phase 2 of the project in April with a second online survey designed to build upon our understanding of the community wants and needs within the harbor. Currently, SWA is reviewing the results of the survey before moving into Phase 3 of the project called "Share and Evaluate". Phase 3 is set to begin in May and i...

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