Groups Sue To Prevent Development Of South LA’s First Skyscraper

CRENSHAW (CBSLA.com) — South Los Angeles could soon have its first high-rise, but not everyone is on board with the plan.

“As a community, we would like to see new improvements and investment but not this type of investment,” said Damien Goodman, the executive director of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition.

“It’s wildly out of character. It’s going to further gridlock our streets and it’s the type of development that we don’t want to see in South LA,” he said.

The Crenshaw Subway Coalition in conjunction with the Friends of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative are jointly suing the Bay Area real estate developer, Carmel Partners, the Los Angeles
City Council, and city to stop the Cumulus Project as it’s called.

“They’re breaking the rules of the zoning,” said Jill Stewart of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. “They did it in an underhanded way.”

The project is planned on La Cienega between Washington and Jefferson boulevards.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

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