Harbor LA Community Plans Update

The Harbor LA Community Plans Update

Los Angeles City Planning updates Community Plans periodically to ensure that the land in each community is able to accommodate future generations of people and jobs in a way that is aligned with environmental, land use and development goals for the region. 

Community Plans establish goals and policies to guide future land use and development within each Community Plan Area. Plan maps shape the environment around us by designating uses for land, such as parks, housing, jobs, or manufacturing. 

It is important to keep the Plans up to date because they:

  • Inform developers and residents of the type of development that will be permitted;
  • Help accommodate anticipated jobs, housing, and population;
  • Guide the approval process of new development that is consistent with the community’s vision.

 

What is a Community Plan?

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The Harbor LA Community Plans refer to two of the Community Plan Areas located north of the Los Angeles Harbor that City Planning is currently updating:

Click the image below to watch the Planning 101 webinar video.
 

​The Planning 101: Community Planning webinar video

Learn More

Learn more about the Harbor LA Community Plans by clicking on the tabs above.

There are many ways to get involved. 

Attend a meeting or event (check the Events tab).

Subscribe to our email list (see sign-up form on the Get Involved tab).

 

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The Harbor Gateway and Wilmington-Harbor City are currently being updated. Below, find the existing plans and demographic profile for the two Harbor LA community plans.

Harbor Gateway

The Harbor Gateway Community Plan Area is situated in the southern part of Los Angeles, south of 120th Street and north of Sepulveda Boulevard. It is surrounded by the communities of Southeast Los Angeles, Wilmington-Harbor City, and the Cities of Gardena, Torrance and Carson. 

The Harbor Gateway Plan Area contains approximately 3,229 acres. The Plan Area is a narrow corridor which links the City's harbor, San Pedro, Wilmington and Harbor City to the main body of the City.

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Wilmington-Harbor City

The Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area is located between the planning communities of Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, and the Port of Los Angeles, and adjacent to the cities of Torrance, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Carson, Long Beach, and an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.

The Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area contains approximately 6,481 net acres. Most of the topography is level except for a small amount of varied, hillside terrain located in the southwest portion of the Plan Area, adjacent to Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  • Share Phase
  • Harbor Events

Event Date
August 22, 2019

Los Angeles City Planning is hosting an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Kaiser Conference Center in Harbor City. The meeting provides an opportunity to learn about the contents of the EIR and provide input on the scope. 

To view the Notice of Preparation (NOP) & Notice of Scoping Meeting, please click on the following link: NOP & Scoping MeetingComments on the NOP will be accepted during the comment period: August 15, 2019, to September 16, 2019, by 5 p.m.

For more information on the EIR scoping meeting, please consult the flyer and the presentation.

Event Date
May 04, 2019 | May 07, 2019 | May 18, 2019

The Harbor LA Community Plans team is inviting community members to our public outreach events to review draft land use recommendations based on input gathered from our Listen Phase.  Please join us and discuss your vision for your community!

  • Listen Phase
  • Harbor Events

Event Date
October 20, 2018 | October 13, 2018

Community Plan Kickoff Workshops

The Department of City Planning is initiating upon a three-year process to update two Community Plans for the Los Angeles Harbor Communities: Wilmington-Harbor City and Harbor Gateway. Community Plans shape the environment around us by defining how land is used in a neighborhood, whether it’s for parks, housing, jobs, or manufacturing. 

We need your help and input to do this!

Please join us for:

  • Thursday, September 20 - Live Webinar
  • Saturday, September 29 - Planning 101: Community Planning Event
  • Saturday, October 13 - Kick Off Event
  • Saturday, October 20 - Kick Off Event

 

Event Date
October 13, 2018 | October 20, 2018

Community Plan Kickoff Workshops

Learn about the Harbor LA Community Plans Update and tell us about the opportunities and constraints you see and your vision for your community. Please join us at one of the following events. All participants will be entered into a free raffle!

Free parking lot located at the corner of Normandie Ave. and W. 182nd St.and street parking.

Event Date
October 13, 2018 | October 20, 2018

Community Plan Kickoff Workshops

Learn about the Harbor LA Community Plans Update and tell us about the opportunities and constraints you see and your vision for your community. Please join us at one of the following events. 

Spanish language materials and bi-lingual staff will be available. Upon request, sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and materials in alternative formats are available to the public. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days, or 72 hours in advance of the meeting date. To request accommodations or translation services, or for any questions, please call 213-340-4950 or email harborlaplans@gmail.com

Event Date
September 29, 2018

Community Plan Kickoff Workshops

In October of 2018, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning held public outreach workshops as part of the Harbor LA Community Plans. Click on the below links to be directed to a summary of comments collected from public workshops and other outreach events such as surveys and walk-audits.

Event Date
September 20, 2018

Please Join Us for our Planning 101: Community Planning Workshop! Come meet the community planners for Harbor Gateway and Wilmington-Harbor City and learn more about the community plan update process and how to get involved.

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Check the Events page for the latest announcements.

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Planning Staff Contact Information

Email
HarborGateway@lacity.org 
Wilmington-HarborCity@lacity.org

Address 
Los Angeles City Hall 
200 N. Spring Street, Room 667 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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