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Developers to Present Waterfront Visions

A handful of developers will present their overall visions for the future of the Redondo Beach waterfront at a workshop Thursday.

Editor's note: This article was originally published Sept. 10.

The Redondo Beach City Council will host a workshop Thursday afternoon where developers will present their overall vision for the future of the and King Harbor.

The city began their search for a developer for the waterfront over the summer when it sent out a "request for qualifications."

"This developer evaluation and selection process is the next step in the exciting waterfront revitalization," city staff wrote on the city's website.

Due to time constraints, the city council requests that people email their  comments for the developers to waterfrontrfq@redondo.org. The council will try to have the questions addressed during the presentations.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Redondo Beach Main Library, located at 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. in South Redondo Beach.

Diane Naletich September 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I am not pleased that this was scheduled for the afternoon. For us working professionals, we can not afford to take off work for a session like this. Saturday would have been more effective - or an evening, kicking off at even 5 or 6. This is an important session, in my opinion.
Nicole Mooradian September 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM
The council was between a rock and a hard place when it came to scheduling this event. I think the reason they scheduled it early was so that people could be home at a reasonable hour. They plan to give each developer at least a half hour for presentation and a half hour for comments—so that's four hours already. If it started at 5 or 6, the earliest it would end would be 9 or 10, and the council gets admonished by people when they have to stay there past 9 p.m. for an issue.
L. Campeggi September 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I agree with Diane. Being stuck between a "rock and a hard place" isn't sufficient reason for not planning this better for the community to participate. It's not a meeting about leaf blowers. Developers presenting visions/concepts for what is built at our waterfront is a really big deal; worthy of multiple meetings during non-traditional business hours. If that means the meeting(s) needed to be pushed back to a later date, then that's exactly what should happen.
Dale Smith September 11, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Don't worry your city council will do what is best for you. Maybe they will approve a combined power plant and hotel resort.
Bruce Szeles September 11, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Underwhelmed by all three visions. The scale of all three looks like they want to to put a "city" on the waterfront! Is this the out come of measure G's passage? Development in bulk? There was one bright spot in all these visions. One proposal has a photo shopped picture looking south towards Kincaids with cafe's replacing where the parking structure is now. That had a great look to it! Not sure what they would do about parking visitors cars though. Maybe valet.

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