Future is bright for historically troubled Watts #TOD #transpo via @sustaincities @APA_Orange
A significant amount of planning and design work has already happened in Watts, including a 200-page Central Avenue Master Plan that was created by the now-defunct Redevelopment Agency, a Main Street concept for 103rd Street that emerged from a 2014 planning charrette, and a Green Streets plan from 2012. Watts Re:Imagined will focus on consolidating and implementing those plans, making improvements to existing transportation and public service infrastructure, promoting environmental health, and pursuing opportunities for commercial, mixed-use and affordable housing development. And it will coordinate with major initiatives already underway at the nearby Jordan Downs housing redevelopment and the "Cultural Crescent" at Watts Towers . The City of Los Angeles has publicly expressed support for the initiative.