Redondo Beach selects developer for waterfront makeover project

By Douglas Morino

An El Segundo-based developer has been tapped to oversee a dramatic remake of the Redondo Beach pier and waterfront, signaling another step toward the start of the long-planned project.

With a focus on bringing in a variety of new retailers and entertainment options to the city’s aging waterfront area, CenterCal Properties is expected to pour as much as $200 million into the Redondo Beach project through the next decade. The result could mean millions in new revenue for the city through taxes and rents, and the re-emergence of the tired landmark as a socially and economically vibrant regional destination.

“I think it’s a remarkable piece of property,” said Fred Bruning, chief executive officer of CenterCal Properties. “It’s rare you find 15 acres on the coast with so much potential.”

Potential designs and elements of the project will be honed through a series of public meetings and workshops, Bruning said.

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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