P-T: Interim Port Headquarters Head to Long Beach Airport

According to the Press-Telegram, the interim headquarters for the Port of Long Beach will be located at a building near the Long Beach Airport following a vote from its officials.

The path to relocating its headquarters from the Port’s currently outdated and dilapidated headquarters has been tumultuous, following plans vetoed by Mayor Bob Foster to construct an entirely new facility and a conflict of interest following the Port’s plan to purchase the World Trade Center.

Following what they hope will be a reciprocal vote by the commission, the deal for the $14 million (plus an additional $9 million in building costs) purchase of 4801 Airport Plaza Drive will likely close on December 27.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.