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Raising the Bar in South LA

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This map, found on page 82 of the plan, shows some of the project areas

Today, the Mayor and the four councilmembers who represent the South LA region will be presenting a 96-page common agenda called the South Los Angeles Initiatives (.pdf). They are "intended to facilitate the eventual completion of targeted economic development projects in the area," a brief press release states. "The strategic plan defines, sets targets for, and measures the progress of projects in 10 initiative areas. These areas include business development; jobs and workforce development; increasing housing; improving retail opportunities; and improving neighborhoods and quality of life."

And since we're smart growth/transit hounds here at LAist, one of the other initiatives is making room for more transit oriented development. The plan calls for looking into development opportunities at major Expo Line stops at Crenshaw, La Brea and La Cienega. Along the Blue and Green Lines, the plan calls for commercial/residential zoned Metro properties at Avalon/Imperial Highway, Wilmington/Imperial Highway, and 103rd Street/Grandee to be developed.