Redondo Beach officials late Tuesday pushed ahead with efforts to revitalize the city's waterfront, agreeing to launch an environmental review of a proposal for a new hotel, movie theater, shops, restaurants and more.
The City Council's 3-2 vote also extends an agreement with the El Segundo firm that was selected last fall to spearhead the eventual overhaul of King Harbor and much of the city pier. Since then, CenterCal Properties has held eight meetings to gather community feedback.
Waterfront redevelopment remains a passionate topic in Redondo Beach, where officials have been talking for at least a decade about making changes to the town's aging harbor and horseshoe pier. And that was apparent by the spillover crowd that showed up Tuesday night at City Hall, where many people stood waiting for hours outside the council chambers and watched the meeting on a television set that had been rolled out onto the sidewalk.