Top 5 Fatal Flaws of CenterCal Draft EIR
• Traffic: 12,550 additional car trips per day
• Parking: 140% more development, 8% more parking
• Views: Structures block 80% of views along southern Harbor Drive, some up to 45’ tall
• Recreational: 67 trailer spots down to 20, less access for boaters, kayakers, swimmers, SUP’ers
• Water Quality: ~25% of 2014 measurements exceed E-coli and fecal standards – does an open Seaside Lagoon 1/3 the current size create health hazards?
FAQ for the CenterCal Waterfront EIR
1. Where is this project?
The Redondo waterfront area between Portofino Way to Torrance Blvd. It includes the most of the Pier, International Boardwalk, upper Pier Plaza, lower Pier Plaza, parking garage, Seaside Lagoon and Joe’s Crab Shack.
2. How big is this Project?
523,929 ft² (excluding parking structures). The project will demolish all of the 219,881 ft² currently on the ground except Kincaids, and build to 523,929 ft² (equal to 42 Kincaids) for a net gain of 304,058 ft² of development.
Project Area Today 219,881 sq ft
CenterCal Mall 523,929 sq ft
The Point, El Segundo 115,000 sq ft
Manhattan Village Today 420,247 sq ft
Plaza El Segundo 380,000 sq ft
Riviera Village Business District 324,000 sq ft
3. How tall are the buildings?
On the north end, across from Crowne Plaza and the Bike Shop, there will be a 757 car, 621,000 ft², three-story, 45’ tall parking structure. There will be a mix of one, two, and three-story structures throughout the project. The full view of the ocean and the Palos Verdes Peninsula from Harbor Dr. will be replaced with buildings and “view corridors.” Over 80% of the current harbor views along Harbor Drive south of Portofino Way will be blocked.
4. Who will pay for all this development?
CenterCal Properties will pay development. The Redondo Beach residents are responsible for funding the Seaside Lagoon upgrades and the new boat ramp.
5. What will happen if this does not get approved?
There are many ways to fund the upgrade of our waterfront without allowing a developer to double development, block public views, and increase traffic. A city-developer partnership is optimal.
6. Will this project be reduced.
CenterCal has had two years to reduce the size of their plan and held 8 public meetings where residents asked for a smaller project. The EIR says there are no significant impacts to traffic, parking, views, recreation, or water so size will not be reduced.
7. Who paid for the EIR?
The city paid for the EIR and will be reimbursed by CenterCal Properties.