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We are a grassroots group of Crenshaw Blvd stakeholders, seeking a Crenshaw-LAX Line designed in the manner desired by the community: underground on Crenshaw Blvd with a Leimert Park Village subway station.

It is our hope that this website will be an informative and engaging vehicle that helps empower stakeholders directly impacted by MTA’s Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line, and all who are concerned. For a quick overview of the issue, view our PowerPoint presentation created in preparation of “The Decision,” which can be found on the Issues page.

Before you leave our webhome, be sure to connect with us a variety of ways so we can keep you up to date on this important project by signing up for our email updates, becoming a Fan of our Facebook page, and following us on Twitter.


  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 37 rsvps
    Christ Temple Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA

    Stop Gentrification: Crenshaw Mall Recommendations

    Gentrification is the biggest threat to the stability of the Crenshaw community & the biggest proposed gentrification project is the Crenshaw Mall redevelopment. It is the biggest proposed development being considered in the City of Los Angeles. The majority of the new construction is NOT to renovate the retail section or add stores, but rather to add 961 market-rate condos/apartments unaffordable to the surrounding community. Additionally, the Chicago-based developer's proposed local hire "goal" is just 10% - an insult. For more info about the project see our statement: "Crenshaw Mall Redevelopment: 'Urban Cleansing' by Another Name"

    Over the past 3 meetings we've discussed how the mall redevelopment and other new developments could be done in a manner that addresses the needs and desires of the community. Join with us on Tuesday night as we bring it all together and present draft recommendations for your consideration.

    We will also discuss our tremendous victory in defeating SB 827 - the pro-gentrification bill pushed by San Francisco-area State Senator Scott Wiener.


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    Draft Principles of Community Development

    After five sessions of Gentrification 101 that involved much study and discussion to help us better understand the subject and alternative forms of economic development, the leaders of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Hyde Park Organizational Partnership for Empowerment and Uplift Inglewood, began a process of identifying principles of community development. It is our hope that these principles will create a lens upon which to evaluate all proposed and current development and help us as we work to articulate a vision for a better and just future for our community. Crenshaw Subway Coalition presents these draft seven principles for consideration by Crenshaw community residents. Our principles are highly inspired by the mission of the Right to the City Alliance, Cooperation Jackson, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and one of the country's leading resources for community wealth building the Democracy Collaborative. Let us know what you think.
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    First CSC Community Meeting of 2014 is Tonight

    Join us tonight at the first Crenshaw Subway Coalition community meeting of 2014: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Community Meeting So much has happened and is happening on the Crenshaw-LAX Line. There are important new developments in our efforts to make MTA underground the rail line on Crenshaw Blvd and encourage Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Mayor Eric Garcetti to assume their roles as leaders of South LA and the city to champion the effort. Come to tonight's meeting to receive critical information on our lawsuit in federal court that challenges the entire Crenshaw-LAX project for violating civil rights and environmental laws, because the line is proposed to built at street-level in a manner that will kill the last black business corridor in Southern California and threaten our children’s lives. Also, come hear about the challenges with the MTA’s currently selected contractor for the project, Walsh-Shea. The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing MTA's eminent domain abuse along the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line.
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