Rather than creating a single Land Use Plan, the Port of Long Beach needs a flexible model that can readily adapt to shifting commercial demands, while simultaneously addressing wider port and regional goods movement issues. To achieve this, the Port needs to consider multiple Land Use Plans that reflect different paradigms for Port development. The viability of these Plans needs to be judged in the context of goods movement demand, and the collective impact of Port operations on the City of Long Beach and Southern California.
WSP was selected to conduct this vital USD 2.15M Study. The current and future work on this project includes stakeholder outreach, goods movement demand projection, port-wide capacity assessment, individual facility planning, port-wide planning, impact analyses for road, rail energy and environment, and multi-variant plan evaluation. These traditional elements will be brought together into a unique set of integrated planning tools that combine site planning, capacity assessment, impact assessment, plan integration, and GIS-based land management. These tools will be turned over to the Port for their use when evaluating the viability of future land uses. The tools will empower the Port to see beyond immediate drivers and forecasts, and to respond to future requirements, whatever they may be.