Long Beach Port gearing up for new terminal development
The Port of Long Beach is seeking public input in advance of environmental studies that will examine a proposed container terminal development project on the port's Pier S on Terminal Island.
The public is being asked to comment in writing or in public at two port-sponsored 'scoping' hearings Feb. 12 and 22. Comments received from the public will be considered as the port prepares its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project.
The Pier S Development Project could be one of the last large scale terminal-from-scratch projects to be built on existing land in either the Port of Long Beach or the adjacent Port of Los Angeles. The Pier S project proposes to construct a 160-acre, environmentally friendly containerized cargo terminal on former railroad property that the port cleaned up nearly five years ago. The site has sat vacant since then.
The port and the Army Corps of Engineers, the two lead agencies for the project, will hold the meetings 7 p.m., Feb. 12 at Cesar Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.; and 6:30 p.m., Feb. 22 at Long Beach City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
Comments in writing can be submitted though March 14 to The Port of Long Beach, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA, 90802 (attn: Dr. Robert Kanter, Director of Planning).