Research

As part of its founding mission, HCBF studies the impact of Port operations on the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro. We have completed a noise study of Wilmington and are currently conducting an off-Port land use impact study of Wilmington and San Pedro. We have also compiled a list of free tools and resources to help you better understand the environmental and health landscape of San Pedro and Wilmington.

Off-Port Land Use Impact Study

HCBF has selected Raimi + Associates to complete a comprehensive off-Port land use impact study. The goal of the study is to understand the relationship between Port and Port-related land uses and various indicators of a healthy community in Wilmington and San Pedro, and to help HCBF and other community stakeholders identify unique opportunities for future community investment.

On November 6, 2017 HCBF released the Harbor Community Off-Port Land Use Study. An overview of the Off-Port Impact Land Use Study was presented at the 2017 Moving Forward Network Conference. Click HERE to view the presentation slides.

VIEW THE STUDY

Here are some of HCBF’s near future plans for sharing the study*: 

  • Conduct community workshops
  • Create presentation slides and infographics/fact sheets
  • Translate documents into Spanish
  • Share with local Counsel District and Planning Department
  • Share with local universities

*This list serves only as a first step in dissemination of the study. If you would like to provide suggestions, or if you have questions, please contact Meghan Reese: Meghan@hcbf.org

Wilmington Noise Study

HCBF has completed a four-part noise impact assessment in Wilmington to establish the zones of greatest noise impact from the TraPac terminal. The following reports are available to download:

Report #1: Noise Measurement
Report #2: Criteria and Prioritization Recommendations 
Report #3: Noise Contour Development Methodology 
Report #4: Property Inventory and Mitigation Recommendations

Tools & Resources

CalEnviroScreen 2.0 
CalEnviroScreen is “a screening methodology that can be used to help identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution,” such as Wilmington and San Pedro.

Plan for Healthy LA Profile: Wilmington

Plan for Healthy LA Profile: San Pedro

Hidden Hazards: A Call to Action for Healthy, Livable Communities
Hidden Hazards provides new evidence of the high density of air pollution hazards and exposure in certain areas of Los Angeles.

ZIMAS
ZIMAS is a city of LA mapping tool regarding individual parcels of land, and if any have additional requirements about container height, landscaping, setbacks, etc.