Land Banking to Prevent Transit-Oriented Displacement in Los

“The LA Metro Board of Administrators voted on Thursday, June 23 to go after land-banking as a software to avoid gentrification close to its potential transit assignments,” studies Steve Scauzillo for the Los Angeles Every day News.

Scauzillo points out the land banking concept, less frequent in Southern California than in other elements of the place, as follows: “By acquiring up land early in its arranging method, the mega transit agency can “bank” the home, then market it to reasonably priced housing builders — but with demands that warranty minimal-rents and prohibit speculation.”

As the reasoning powering the new anti-gentrification measure, Scauzillo lists two illustrations of transit-induced gentrification from all over the Metro assistance, all-around the L Line (formerly the Gold Line) in the Highland Park neighborhood in Los Angeles and in Pasadena. With the K Line (Crenshaw/LAX) nearing completion, the considerations about transit-induced gentrification change to historically Black and Brown neighborhoods in South L.A., prompting Metro’s new program.

“Metro is also involved about gentrification together a prepared light-rail line that would hook up downtown Los Angeles to southeast L.A. County, known as the West Santa Ana Branch (named following an aged Pacific Electric Line’s Santa Ana route in L.A. County),” according to Scauzillo. “It would serve the towns and communities of downtown Los Angeles, unincorporated Florence-Graham, Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, South Gate, Downey, Paramount, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.”

Curiously, the Metro Board is not the only countywide ability to start land banking endeavours in new times. Even though approving a new Los Angeles River Master Plan before this thirty day period, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allotted $50 million for land banking and determined  22 opportunity undertaking web-sites along the 51-mile-extended Los Angeles River, studies Scauzillo.

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