Earlier this year, the Port of Los Angeles unveiled renderings for the new amphitheater proposed for the new L.A. Waterfront.
According to the report, the amphitheater will be a 5,000-capacity outdoor space designed by Heller Manus for the West Harbor, formerly known as the San Pedro Market. It will also include a 42-acre public area and a performance stage, along with bleachers and amenities for attendees. The plans also call for developing a 40-foot-tall, roughly 10,000-square-foot bandshell.
Another highlight in the project is the large concourse plaza that will include concessions, tables, food trucks, and restrooms. The project also features offices and spaces for restaurants. Notable and confirmed future tenants include the iconic Hollywood Yamashiro, Mike Hess Brewing, Hopscotch, Poppy + Rose, and Sugar Factory.
Currently, the plans for the amphitheater are going under an environmental review. There were many concerns raised at a public hearing held on May 3rd from locals. The possible impact from the proposed artificial turf and plastic pollution in the ocean were amongst these. Other concerns mentioned were heavy traffic and parking issues. For the most part, however, the potential future of the West Harbor has been received quite well.
The overall L.A. Waterfront project is estimated to be 43 acres long and includes about 150,000 square feet of new retail and dining space.
The amphitheater is set to be complete sometime in 2024. Be sure to check back here for updates. For more information, please visit the L.A. Waterfront site.