Low Income Housing Opening In Inglewood

…..But they aren’t taking anymore applications?

The Fairview Heights Apartments, will replace an LA County office building right north of Edward Vincent Jr. Park (didn’t that used to be called Centinela Park??) along Florence Blvd. Located at 923 E. Redondo Boulevard, two four-story structures consisting of 101 apartments are being erected. The project is aimed at low-income and formerly homeless persons and will offer 5,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

The units are a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and are priced for households earning at or below 30, 50 and 80 percent of the area median income, corresponding to annual incomes ranging from as low as $14,616 to as much as $56,904.  Rents for the apartments will range from $609 per month to $2,371 per month. However, the application period for the building has already closed, according to a landing page on the National CORE per Urbanize.

The  $53-million development will is slated to open soon.

Travel: First Ever Space Hotel Coming to Vegas

The Moon design is imagined in Las Vegas, which is the intended destination for one of the four resorts. The 5.5 million square foot structure will be 735 feet tall and 650 feet wide. The "moon" will sit on a three-floor platform, renderings show.


Want to walk on the moon, well a replica of it? You soon will be able to, in Vegas for $500. Vegas latest resort addition will be a giant size moon replica hosting an outer space theme. The 5.5 million-square-foot structure will be 735 feet tall and 650 feet wide. The “moon” will sit on a three-floor platform. The pricing per night will be competitive with other comparable hotels but actually to take in the outer space experience that’s going to run you $500. The resort will host an Outer Space themed night club, a moon ride, a theater, a 500 Square Foot Convention, 193,000-square-feet of lagoons and other aquatic components, amongst other amenities.

Check out the a video on the soon to come resort:

[https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/moon-resorts-coming-to-las-vegas]

The budget is $5 billion and is projected to bring in $1.8 billion a year with about $500 million yearly profit (EBITDA). It will employ about 6,500 once operational, according to the press release. The massive resort is currently under construction and slated to be completed 2027

Moon Resort Vegas- NY Post

Dorsey Village on Slauson Being Converted to Massive Low Income Housing Development

Dorset Village is slated for a mass redevelopment project with an expected completeion of 2024. The eight acre sight is proposed to host a total of 782 residential units reserved as low-, very low-, and extremely low-income affordable housing. The project would consist of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments – ranging in size from 576 square feet to 1,472 square feet.

The Village was built in the 1940s at 3100 W. Slauson Avenue, as of garden style apartment complex consisting of 206 residential units in 26 two-story buildings.  An application submitted by Greene to the Planning Department in May 2019 calls for razing all existing structures on the eight-acre site, making way for the construction of 782 residential units in a series of buildings standing as tall as seven stories.

The on-site subsidized housing, as well as the property’s proximity to a Crenshaw/LAX Line station a block west, would make the project eligible for Transit Oriented Communities development incentives, allowing for increased height and density.

Greene is also planning up to 700 structured parking spaces and nearly 87,000 square feet of open space in the form of a large courtyard, a swimming pool, a recreation center, a sand volleyball court, outdoor basketball courts, and a community pocket park.

Dorsey Village Being Transformed

Bruce’s Beach Returned To It’s Rightful Owners

If you haven’t heard yet, than you feel it doesn’t apply to you, or you been living under a rock but Bruces Beach has been returned to its rightful owners, the decedents of the family. This is a huge step in the right for directions for other families displaced and robbed of generational wealth by the **cough**racism**cough, damn that COVID.

An African American couple named Charles and Willa Bruce, owned this land a century ago. The couple built a beachfront resort called Bruce’s Beach Lodge in 1912 and welcomed Black beachgoers with a restaurant, a dance hall, and changing tents with bathing suits for rent.

But the Bruces were run out of Manhattan Beach and forced to shut down their successful resort. Their property was seized by the city, and they lost their fortune. For years, the land was owned by the county of Los Angeles — until last month, when California passed a law that allowed the property to be transferred back to the couple’s descendants.

By 1924, Manhattan Beach city officials invoked eminent domain, claiming the city would build a public park over 30 lots, including the Bruces’ land and four other lots owned by African American families.

A group called the Land Loss and Reparations Research Project, which is trying to put an economic value on agricultural land unjustly taken from Black farmers over the last hundred years.

“Our research team has come up with a preliminary estimate of $300 billion,” Mitchell says, noting that it only accounts for the farm land itself. “We’re also going further and saying that as a result of losing this land, we lost the ability to benefit from the land ownership in terms of families getting loans to send their children to college, which then has a negative impact on economic mobility — and that’s just Black farmers.”

The historic Bruce’s Beach case is inspiring social justice leaders and reparations activists to fight for other Black families whose ancestors were also victims of land theft in the United States.Article continues after sponsor message.

Bruces Beach – The Guardian

Bruce Beach – NPR

Minorities In the Coffee Industry

Black and Brown People that work in coffee may have received disproportionate access to education, information and opportunities. There will be a panel made up of people that have worked their way up and through all of that coming together to share experience and insight for how to improve access for others. I got a little abstract I can share w/ you.

Please register and participate! Coffee professionals from all along the supply chain and gifted college students will be working towards equitable access to education and information in the coffee industry for all.

Panel Oct, 21. 12pm Via Zoom

 BUiLT LA – Blacks United in Leading Technology

A Revealing Look at African American Technology Habits

Events
– Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 5pm:  Investing in Opportunity Zones

Opportunities– Lightbox: Customer Success Manager – Fully Remote hiring now
– Ogun Labs: Front End Web Dev

EVENTS============

Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 5pm:  Investing in Opportunity Zones
RSVP:  https://www.meetup.com/built-la/events/281494491/

Tax Benefits that Incentivize ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Qualified Opportunity Zones 101

Join this in-depth conversation with experts who will provide examples of ways to leverage the tax benefits regarding Opportunity Zone Incentivizes for High Growth Businesses and Real Estate Projects.

During this session, you will learn how the Opportunity Zone incentive can benefit you by attracting capital to your emerging and growing businesses. This program is an overview that clarifies the purpose, regulatory structure, investor tax incentives, community & DEI impact, and capital access benefits for qualifying businesses and real estate projects. The subject matter is somewhat technical, but the results are worth it as the Opportunity Zone incentive is driving private capital into areas of the country that have been capital starved for generations.

OPPORTUNITIES ============

Lightbox: Customer Success Manager – Fully Remote hiring now

Can also email / fwd resumes directly to Jose Robles jrobles@lightboxre.com


Ogun Labs: Front End Web Dev

Our company is looking for temporary frontend developer support for our platform. Our platform uses Unbounce so it is critical that this person have experience working with Unbounce pages and working with Javascript. Experience with Airtable is preferred as well.

There are two core responsibilities we are looking for help with, from one person:
1) a one-time project to review and update our existing Unbounce pages so that they are current and optimized with current Unbounce code
2) be on-call for pre-scheduled weeks over the coming 3 months to help support our customers technical issues when they arise. This person would not be interfacing directly with customers, but our customer service teams would flag any reported user issues to the developer to troubleshoot and resolve

Please send your resume to jobs@ogunlabs.com

Thanks!

Your BUiLT LA Team
https://builtinternational.org/

Developer Speaks Out On Sale of Crenshaw Mall

He says, “Historically, systems and institutions have not engaged with the Black community in ways that have been fair to the Black community.” 

Gross and his group of investors offered $110 million to purchase the shopping center. A mall Gross considers dear to his heart because it’s in the community he grew up in.

It’s 42 acres in the heart of South Los Angeles. It’s the last majority-Black neighborhood. I saw this as an opportunity to do something that could be profound and perception shifting for the hundreds of thousands of people from that community who are still looking for something to hold on to,” says Gross. 

But shortly after offering the bid for $110 million, Gross got some bad news. 

“We were told that we were $2 million shy of the winning bid. That same day, we resubmitted a bid for $120 million,” says Gross. 

Check out the rest of the article here

7 Story Development Coming Near Leimert Park Metro Station

Earlier this month, SoLa Impact,a Los Angeles-based developer, submitted an application to the Department of City Planning seeking entitlements for the construction of a mixed-use apartment complex at 4605-4641 S. Crenshaw Boulevard.  The proposed project would replace six existing buildings – containing more than 60,000 square feet of retail space and four apartments – with a new seven-story edifice featuring 195 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above subterranean parking for 114 vehicles.

Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, which the property is eligible for due to its location near the future Crenshaw Line stop.  In exchange for bonus floor area and density, among other incentives, 22 of the new apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

Full Article @ Urbanize

Crenshaw Line Almost Complete!

LA Metro Crenshaw/LAX K Line | Westchester/Veterans Station Construction -  YouTube

Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Line is 99% according to CEO Stephanie Wiggins. After a series of delays the line is moving closer to opening. The $2.1 billion project, is slated to start service in 2022 is finaly nearing completion. The 8.5 mile light rail line will connect LAX to……well eventually to Hollywood but for now I guess just to the Expo, but that’s still good. The Crenshaw Line won’t actually connect with LAX but Metro is currently building a $900 Million People Mover to connect the Light Rail to LAX directly. Emphasizing the significance of the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Wiggins insisted,

“This is our top priority. We are working tirelessly to get this project done. We are listening. We value yourpartnership throughout this process and going forward.  We really believe the Crenshaw/LAX, once opened, will be a jewel that everyone will be proud of – the community, businesses and residents alike.”

Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of LA Metro

Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of LA Metro

The route consist of eight stations, four at-grade and three underground. The Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King Jr. and Leimert Park Stations are underground, there was at one time talk about building a entrance to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. The train starts at the Aviation station on the Green Line, now the “C Line” passes by LAX, into Westchester, Inglewood, Hyde Park, Crenshaw’s Park Mesa Community and ends at the Expo line.

On October 1, the Crenshaw/LAX Line initiated Photo Enforcement Program, which aims to reduce train and vehicle collisions and improve safety on the boulevard for motorists and pedestrians. Motorists who disobey traffic signals will be cited an average cost of $100 along with penalties and assessments. Cameras will be monitoring left-turn movements crossings on Crenshaw Blvd, so beware!

Turn the Fabulous Forum into the LA Sports Museum At The Fabulous Forum

Home - The LA Forum

Los Angeles Sports Museum @ The Fabulous Forum

Inside The Rich Musical History Of Los Angeles' Most 'Fabulous' Venue, The  Forum

Imagine walking into 3 large replicas of the Lakers Championship, the King Championship trophies, the Dodger’s Championship Trophies all on the first floor, the second floor Kings Museum, the third floor Dodgers museum, forth floor Lakers and Clippers, fifth floor Chargers and Rams, LAFC and Galaxy on sixth floor and Sky Terrace/Event Space on top, that’s what I would do if I owned the Fabulous Forum.  I would knock out all the red walls, replace them with glass, keeping the white pillars intact. Place an event space/plaza with monitors in front for celebrations and a grass park around it as there is plenty of parking for Sofi.  Steve Ballmer purchased the Fabulous Forum for $400 Million, CASH, from previous owner Madison Square Garden in order to break ground on his new $1.8 Billion Arena. But now with a new state of the art stadium being built right next door, what’s the purpose of the Forum? The arena was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 24, 2014 so we don’t have to worry about it going anywhere but it now seems like surplus event space. What would you do with this space, keep it as it is or convert it?