The Watts Rising TCC Leadership Council Meeting met in May and June and laid out a vision for a healthier Watts. Their work to date includes identifying 25 projects in their scope, developing a collaborative structure, identifying systems to change and changes that would constitute a win.
The Watts Streetscape project brings 54 trees, repaired sidewalk, curb ramps, high visibility crosswalks and more!
As of March 2019, Cannon is 90% complete with the work. We are completing finishes in all buildings and sitework on the exteriors. Our current projected completion is late Spring, early Summer 2019.
As of day three of the clean-up, the team has already towed over 40 vehicles including RVs and has recycled over 400 tires. The team also cleared over 120 tons of trash and debris so far.
Urbanize.LA reports in early 2018 that the 8.4 acres between 103rd and 108th adjacent to the Watts Blue Line Station may be developed into 290 low income apartment units as part of a transit-oriented community.
115 new three-story townhome-style units are almost complete and the City broke ground on 135 more units.
Watts concerned about public safety at planned Skate Park.
Councilmember Buscaino has asked the Mayor’s office to conduct a viability check on three sites for Interim Housing in Council District 15. The first location is a city-owned lot in Watts at 2316 East Imperial Highway.
Watts NC celebrated the ground breaking for the Jordan Downs Plaza Retail Center on June 15. The project is being developed by Primestor in a public-private partnership and includes 113,000 of retail and dining space, adjacent to the redevelopment of Jordan Downs housing.
The environmental report found that although the project could have significant effect on the environment, revisions to the project make those possible impacts insignificant.