Artists say they’re being priced out. "It wrenches my heart to see the moving trucks," says one longtime resident.
The national spotlight is on the river, and developers are paying attention. Plans include glitzy projects by big-name architects.
Renderings of a new plan for the river between Vernon and Long Beach show trails, meadows, and landscaped seating on the riverbank.
That includes building transit in the Sepulveda Pass.
They call for 146 new projects around the river. But not all are happy with the scope of the plans.
The project list for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Twenty-Eight by ’28 initiative includes the Sepulveda Pass and another Gold Line extension—but not a light rail to WeHo.
When it was first settled, Vernon was a paradise—a "land of magnolias, lemon groves, palm, and pear trees."
Developer NBA 25th Street LLC plans to convert an industrial warehouse into 49 artist-in-residence units. It would be right around the corner from the Santa Fe Arts Colony, LA’s "first large-scale, city-subsidized housing for low-income artists."
The Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon is finally closed, but a new study released by the state finds higher levels of lead in the blood of children living within a mile of the former facility.