HUD and DOT award $2.25M River Grant to L.A. CRA

October 21, 2010 § 1 Comment

The Los Angeles River's soft-bottom Glendale Narrows stretch

More information on this as I dig it up, but I wanted to pass along some good news. The federal Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and federal Department of Transportation (DOT) have awarded $2,250,000 to the city of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency for livable community planning for the Glendale Narrows stretch of the Los Angeles River and its adjacent neighborhoods. 

Here’s the information I have, from an article (which reads like a press release) HUD and Dot Award $6 Million to Create Sustainable Livable Communities with the byline: “Unprecedented joint funding to foster integrated approach to housing, jobs and transportation.”

The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles will be awarded $2,250,000. The Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Collaborative will bring together the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, the Department of City Planning, and the Department of Transportation to create an implementation strategy for redevelopment of 2,200 acres of the Glendale Narrows portion of the Los Angeles River, guided by the policy and vision of the 2007 L.A. River Revitalization Master Plan. This effort will include updating the 1990s Northeast L.A. community plan to include consideration of land use, especially industrial and commercial zoning refinement, creation of integrated mobility hubs to support carpooling, bicycle use, and light rail ridership, perform a feasibility study for the creation of a regional food hub, and convene a working group of business leaders and workforce development professionals to oversee a needs assessment and develop training curricula for workforce development. The project will focus on proactive outreach to communities who would not normally participate in the planning process.

We’ll follow up soon with additional specifics… but, for now, congratulations!

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