Former site of South Central Farm will go to clothing manufacturers
Protest at City Hall.
Actress Daryl Hannah – “The people from the South Central Farm community have already suffered the great loss of their farm, which was their source of food, their safe haven and their green space.”
Los Angeles Wave
Nov 15, 2011
Horowitz forced the farmers off the land in 2006. The city provided an alternative community garden space at 111th Street and Avalon Boulevard on Department of Water and Power property.
The vote Tuesday allows Horowitz to sell the Lancer site to a collective of four clothing manufacturers, which Councilwoman Jan Perry said would create jobs — 300 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs in the factories and office headquarters.
The city will use the $3.6 million to improve green space and park and exercise equipment at nearby parks, including space at the public housing project Pueblo Del Rio and nearby Fred Roberts and Ross Snyder parks.
Perry called the plan a win-win situation.
“It will help create new jobs at a time when they are desperately needed and bring vital resources to parks that can use the funds immediately to implement improvements,” she said.