For years, San Pedro's faux New England fishing village Ports O' Call has been down on its luck.
The collection of Old English, New England and Spanish styled buildings that opened in the 1960s have long showed their age. Shops sat empty. And while packed on weekends, the village was decidedly sleepy during the work week.
But now, Ports O' Call Village is set to get a $100-million makeover.
City officials and developers unveiled plans on Wednesday for turning the aging property into a hip destination with restaurants, an amphitheater and marketplace. The long-awaited redevelopment is seen as a key step in transforming San Pedro's once industrial waterfront into a regional destination that includes dining, music and tourist attractions — set to the backdrop of the nation's busiest port.
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