Gentrification**Cough** Excuse Me, I Mean “Cumulus”


Cumulus_Gallery_Image_5I originally posted on this back in July of 2016 but since then Carmel Partners, the developers of the project, have released new renderings of the major 11.9 acre development at La Cienaga and Jefferson, dubbed Cumulus. The project is comprised of 30 story high rise, the first/only high rise in the area, a 7 story podium building, not sure exactly what that means, and also a grocery store and 100,00 square feet or retail space. Potential tenant would enjoy:

“1210 apartments offering lofty ceilings, oversized windows, full-sized washers and dryer, wood style flooring and high end appliances. The podium features 24-hour concierge service, 3,600 square feet of co-working space, and a 1-acre public park plaza. 100,000 square feet of landscaped courtyards showcase multiple viewing decks and expansive outdoor social areas featuring a resort style pool and spa. A state-of-the-art fitness center features cardio equipment, fitness machines, flat screen televisions, a spin room and yoga studio with Fitness-on-Demand technology. The tower boasts 24-hour concierge service and a roof top deck with multiple seating areas and sweeping view of Los Angeles. A roof top resort style spa is surrounded by daybeds, chaise lounges, and cabanas. The sixth-floor amenity deck features a pool and spa as well as a large indoor-outdoor amenity space with recreational lounges and private event rooms. ”

I don’t believe this was planned with the current residents of the area in mind.  And believe developers were at first trying to sell the area as Culver City.


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Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings, Save The Date!

Empowerment Congress West Area

Neighborhood Development Council


A Certified City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council

Serving the communities of: Arlington Park, Baldwin Hills Estates,

Baldwin Village, Baldwin Hills Village Garden Homes, Baldwin Vista,

Cameo Woods, Crenshaw Manor, Leimert Park & Village Green



TUESDAY January 27, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza – Community Room

3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Please join Council District 10, the Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA),
Community Build, and LAPD
for the MLK Day of Service Community Clean-up
SATURDAY January 17, 2015 / 8:00 am
Meet at the Vision Theater Parking Lot
4304 Degnan Avenue, Los Angeles 90008
30th Annual King Day Parade
11:00 am
*wave to members of the Empowerment Congress West Board!*
Monday January 19, 2015
– also –
Leimert Park Village People Street Urban Farm Lab
It’s A Day of Service!  
Bring your gloves, tools or something for volunteer workers to eat or drink.
– also –
Council District 8 Kingdom Day Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crenshaw Blvd, between Vernon & 48th
(Please see attachment)
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’
California Budget Priorities Forum
Saturday January 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dorsey High School Math/Science/Technology Magnet
3537 Farmdale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Find out what the budget means to you at the forum via thought-provoking discussion

of important local issues and the fiscal impact of Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-2016 State Budget.

Lunch will be provided.

Join Metro and Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors 
at the Construction Update Community Meeting

Learn about upcoming construction activities

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
6pm to 7:30pm

Crenshaw United Methodist Church
3740 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.
Signage will direct people to the meeting room (Wesley Hall).

To RSVP or ask questions, please call (213) 922-2736 or email

For direction and information taking public transit call 323.GO.METRO (323) 466.3876

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