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Why the delay on redeveloping Jordan Downs?

Why the delay on redeveloping Jordan Downs?

As Los Angeles reflects on the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Watts uprising, the community can celebrate new amenities such as Serenity Park on Monitor Avenue, a refurbished 109th Street swimming pool, the nearly complete 103rd Street streetscape project, the planned Children's Institute campus designed by Frank Gehry and chef Roy Choi's recently funded Loco'l restaurant. But one crucial project is missing from this list: the redevelopment of Jordan Downs. In 2011, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles chose a developer to completely renovate this public housing complex — once the most dangerous in Los Angeles. But meaningful work has yet to start and...

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