Tomorrow the city's housing authority will host the Jordan Downs Community Master Planning Meeting. This is good news for those who have long hoped for positive change at the Watts public housing project that's been long plagued by crime and terrible living conditions. Attendants at the meeting will be introduced to consultants working on the master plan, and issues like access to public transit, connections to employment and education, opportunities for green space, and something called the Jordan Downs Quality of Life Plan will be discussed. Residents of the 700-unit complex held a demonstration in October to protest poor living conditions—they were told by housing authorities that improvements like repainting would be a waste since they plan to tear down the buildings and construct new ones in about two years.
· Jordan Downs makeover can't come fast enough [Curbed LA]
· Redevelopment plans discussed for Jordan Downs [Curbed LA]