Originally built in 1889, Redondos historical Wharf 1 was the first of Redondos era of piers, wharfs, and harbors. Located just 8 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), today The Pier is the last landmark still representing that era, and continuing to host visitors from around the world and supporting regional tourism. The current seventh generation horseshoe-shaped pier, is known for its 70,000 square-feet of open space, and as the largest “endless” pier on the California coast
Yesterday, the city officials revealed plans to revitalization and renewal of the Pier’s vintage buildings and surrounding public areas.
The project is a collaboration among the city and private developers, with the city largely responsible for renovations of the pier’s open public spaces and landscaping.
The first phase of the facelift, which has already begun on RDR Properties’ Redondo Landing building–a facility that houses well-known establishments like El Torito Grill, the Brixton and Breakwall Bar and Grill–will involve a remodel of the Redondo Landing, updates to city-managed areas of the pier and construction of a new Shade Hotel at the site of the old Red Onion building. “Our shared vision for the new Redondo Landing is one that recaptures the rich architectural history of the waterfront, while propelling the entire area into a vibrant, new future,” said Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin in a statement. “The new, boutique Shade Hotel on the Harbor side, and the Redondo Landing on the Pier side of the waterfront are the centerpieces and the catalysts of this revitalization.”
With this renovation, The Pier will surely return to its glory days.