The Crossings at 29th and San Pedro St. - South Central Redevelopment

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The Crossings at 29th and San Pedro St. - South Central Redevelopment
Location Los Angeles California
Organization Human Impact Partners, Los Angeles Association of Community, Organizations for Reform Now

The HIA addressed plans for The Crossings at 29th Street, a proposed 11.6-acre development in South Los Angeles providing more than 450 units of affordable housing, as well as retail and multipurpose space for community activities. The four-block area where The Crossings will be developed is currently being rezoned from industrial to residential and is next to a residential community and an elementary school. The area surrounding The Crossings' project site is home to a growing population of mostly low- and very low-income families with children where overcrowding, substandard housing and lack of access to transportation and healthy food are serious health concerns for the community. The HIA considered how health would be impacted by changes in housing, transportation and pedestrian safety, access to retail and services, and parks and recreation facilities. HIA recommendations include, lowering the prices of future phases of the development to match the average local, not county-wide, income; improving the pedestrian crossings adjacent to the development and elementary school located across the street; and the use of the multipurpose space for after-school programs for children and for increasing access to fresh produce.

Following the release of the HIA, advocates and community residents had a successful meeting with their city council member to discuss the HIA recommendations. The city council member expressed overarching support for the HIA's recommendations. The developer is using the HIA recommendations to help determine affordable housing rates for The Crossings beginning in Phase II of the development. Groundbreaking for the first phase of The Crossings development took place in April 2010.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
    Completed
  • Publication date:
    2009
  • Decision-making levels:
    Local
  • Sectors:
    Housing, Planning and zoning
  • Additional topic areas:
    Economic development, Parks and green spaces, Planning, Public transit
  • Drivers of health:
    Safe, affordable, and healthy housing, Safe and affordable parks and recreational facilities, Safe and affordable public transit, Safe street infrastructure
  • Affected populations:
    Children, Economically disadvantaged, Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Community types:
    Urban
  • Research methods:
    Quantitative research, Primary research, Qualitative research
  • Funding source:
    Other funding