Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza redevelopment approved by planning commission
A transformative project that would redevelop the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall with the addition of a hotel, housing, and offices cleared a key hurdle Thursday, winning unanimous approval from the city’s Planning Commission at a packed meeting.
Commission president David Ambroz noted that “hundreds” of supporters and dissenters turned out, filling the meeting room and spilling into an overflow room.
The overwhelming theme of comments in support of the makeover was the demand for affordable housing. Many long-time community members are hopeful the project will bring jobs to the neighborhood, but some said they feared the redevelopment would displace residents, a theme cropping up in many discussions about development in communities across the city. Read More
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