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Asked by Billy L, Westchester, Los Angeles, CA Wed Apr 10, 2013

The area near S San Pedro in downtown is nice except for the homeless and the litter. Does anyone know whether the city and their billionaire dollar project to revamp downtown includes cleaning that particular area up? Thanks

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Richard "RJ" Kas’ answer
They are cleaning it up, but often they are doing it by providing housing and services to these unfortunates. It is not gentrifying in the traditional way most people might think, but it is improving the lives of those who depend on the services in the area.

The Little Tokyo Lofts however, border here is a great complex once you get past the security gate. The units are nice. Lots of amenities, and generally inexpensive compared to other parts of Los Angeles.

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The homeless shelters are not going away by any means. They are staying and more will be developed in the coming years. The area is getting better and will continue to be controlled with more police patrolling the area. The increase in shelters will also help keep the homeless closer to their missionaries. If you have any questions about this area or the rest of downtown, reach out to me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have. I sell and lease lofts all over downtown as I strictly do DTLA. Keep in mind there are plenty of other lofts in DTLA that are under 400k..some even in the financial district, south park and many other districts!

Check out this article on la.curbed about new skid row developments!

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/12/see_skid_rowadjacent_t…


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As a resident for the last 17 years in Downtown Los Angeles, I've seen many of the areas clean up. I remember when the Industrial District (which is now called the Arts District) use to have homeless people living out in front of that building. Each night, they would build fires in old trash bins. Upon closer inspection, I learned that the homeless were living underneath the 4th street bridge. It was extremely dangerous for our neighborhood to have people living under that bridge as I saw drug deals going on and prostitution. I was so angry that this element was in my neighborhood I did start a letter writing campaign to the city. About a month, I notice they put up a chain fence around the bridge and that ended the problem over night.

The main problem with the San Pedro area has more to do with JONES v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Back in 2006, things changed when the ACLU won this case ( see http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1490887.html ). The city created an area in Downtown Los Angeles where no one can basically do anything if a homeless person decides to set up shop. This has nothing to do with people having the desire and motivation to clean it up. This is the ACLU declaring war on anyone who isn't homeless in Downtown Los Angeles. I highly suggest if you seek an answer to your question, you read the entire article at this link ( http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1490887.html ).

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