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"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on Revision Path

"Just everyday is intense. Every day is something. That's what keeps you in it. Yeah so some of your current projects that were mentioned in the Intro Destination Crenshaw Crenshaw. Lax Transit Line. Can you talk just a little bit about your involvement in those? Those came about. Yeah I'll go chronologically because the crenshaw lax transit line which most of you know should be opening this year. Notwithstanding the delays that was somewhat the catalyst to what really energize me as an architect and urban visionary that was in one thousand nine hundred ninety three. We started planning this project in Nineteen ninety-three. Wow that's right. So that's that's how long it takes for a transit project to come to reality. That is not an exaggeration from from plant from concept to planning to funding to construction can easily take twenty years. But from that I started to get to understand to start to envision how transit can transform a community because crenshaw live in the crenshaw corridor live view park and I've always been disappointed about the crenshaw corridor the commercial retail infrastructure is so great but yet the investment is so small and that the history of that goes back to the white flight in the early sixties after the watch riots where the major commercial retail base disinvested from crenshaw and moved to the valley and then what moved in to the crenshaw corridor were smaller mom and pop stores barber shops hair salons and that kind of thing but it wasn't commensurate to the income of the folks lived view. Park Windsor Hills Baldwin Hills. They had just as much or more income than the people that move down into the valley so I couldn't understand. Why don't we have the same level of goods and services that were there prior so then you look at transit investment? A typical transit station probably costs about. I'd say about fifty seventy five million dollars just for the station. Entire Transit System from exposition to the airport cost about two billion dollars. That's a major investment in our community and at those stations. You've spent almost one hundred million dollars you know there ain't GonNa keep a barber shop or a hair salon. No they're going to make some kind of investment and that's when the kind of the term urban visionary came to me that I started to see. Well this could be so much more than what it is and some of those rendering. Show what we envision. What our firm vision of. How transit can transform a community so that went on for from ninety three all the way till today there several steps. You have a feasibility. Study that you have a major investment study that you have a route refinement. Study then you have a draft environmental impact study and then you start to get into preliminary engineering and design and construction at takes twenty years and here we are today. Twenty something years later and crenshaw's about to open but from there you just start to bend their spin off projects development around the station areas and then from there you look at destination crenshaw. That's how destination Chris Paul was born for those of you who don't know destination crenshaw is unapologetically black art program that goes from crayons. Lawson to.

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"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"If you listen the KFI almost every day someone is talking about it in every day park is a serious issue it's a real issue but I look at it I think differently from most people I have long believed that we as Californians have some degree of responsibility in the sense of how we got to this point I remember that we use Californians in our different municipalities different cities had the opportunity to vote for rent control along the way we said no no that's not capitalism people should be able to make as much as they want okay then you want to have the subway in certain neighborhoods like Crenshaw corridor like north Hollywood or wherever that means that a lot of people are usually displaced if you go down to like Crenshaw and about Vernon you will see the new subway stop and businesses and homes on both sides of the street are now gone people have been forced out you think about the exploding rant around places like the new football stadium double in the course of a week and we talk about the home almost this problem but we don't want to talk about the causes of it we only want to talk about well the Democrats this well they should have done that no there are things that we can do but far too many of us talk about I don't want this in my backyard four I don't want rent control but you wanna complain about homelessness and they're all inextricably linked now we have an opportunity if we really don't like homelessness there's something that we can do and I don't tell you about support or who to vote for but I will say take responsibility for that which you do or whomever you choose governor Newsome and top California lawmakers have struck a deal to cap rate increases the deal which needs the approval of the legislature in the next two weeks will cap rent increases state wide and five percent plus inflation per year for the next decade legislation assembly bill fourteen eighty two but also include a provision to prevent some E. fictions without landlords first providing a reason all this mess right right right there is a stop or I should say doesn't help the people want to street right now not exactly but does it then prevent that number from escalating doesn't it then help the people who might be living right on that H. let's say you you live in the Inglewood area in a give me to build that only the football stadium but the clippers new arena what do you think that's going to do for rent in just in the woods for example if you look at the the rent in that Crenshaw court all more than double we have an opportunity as Californians I don't care about how you feel about governor Gavin Newsom I don't care because to me I'm thinking that homelessness is probably more important in your personal political persuasion on this occasion member I'm the guy who says not about right or left it's about right and wrong and it's almost this is really really important to you I can't speak for Twyla I can't speak for rob I can't speak for France I can speak for Victor who's in their mind is on business I have nothing to do with the program just wait it was weird I'm saying if it's about decreasing the factors which may contribute to homelessness it would then be incumbent upon us to control that which we can control I don't care if it was governor Jerry Brown came up with the idea I don't care if was Pete Wilson I don't care if was the governor I don't care this is a common sense thing that I think we should all be able to support if not this then something like this if homelessness is a state wide problem then we must come with a state wide remedy or some sort of solution which is state wide in nature does this get people off the street let me be absolutely clear no it does not but it can start moving the train in the other direction because we know and have to remind people unemployment is at an all time low in California so it's not for lack of jobs if not for people who can't find a way to be employed either under employed in can't make enough money given the cost of living here in California that's what I suspect is connected to and so if we don't do anything to at least limit the increase in the cost of living then how in the hell are we ever going to get a handle on this homelessness crisis I don't care who's in the governor's mansion I don't care the political persuasion if we don't do something like this then what don't tell me it's a bad idea Tom it's a bad idea to come behind it with a better idea or a good idea but in the meantime is more more people are ending up on the streets I'm not hearing any ideas other then let's recall governor news of let's get him out of office how about we get some people off the streets how about we help some people for heating up on the street because you know hostesses fell real important or maybe it isn't it's just some you just wanna complain about maybe you really don't care about homelessness you just don't like seeing people living on the street near you and that gives you a good reason to complain about who's in power you don't necessarily want to solution I don't know I don't know what's going on in your mind that was going on in your heart but I do know that rent control statewide in this instance given our homelessness problem seems like a dull moment prove me wrong this is the most Kelly show KFI am six forty live everywhere on the I heart radio app most anybody talk to rob new.

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"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:17 min | 2 years ago

"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KCRW

"Nominated for five Academy Awards, including best after Vigo Mortenson best supporting actor Mahershala Ali and best picture now playing. This is press play on KCRW, I'm Madeline brand we all want better public transportation here in LA. But when it comes to exactly where that will happen, and what the effects on neighborhoods will be well, then it becomes complicated. There's a temporary disruption, of course, brought by constructing metro line. And then there are the more permanent changes that come to a neighborhood with new transportation. Well, south LA is trying to make sure those changes will be positive rail line connecting LAX to the rest of metro goes right through Crenshaw at street level, not ideal for safety and other reasons, but local activists and artists are trying to make lemonade they're creating something called destination. Crenshaw does Asian Crenshaw is an open air people's museum that runs along Crenshaw boulevard designed to celebrate the contributions African Americans in Los Angeles to our city to our state country and world that city councilmen marquees Harris Dawson here to talk about destination Crenshaw is one of its planners Naima Mckee. Deputy director and chief curator of the California African American museum. Hi, how are you? I'm great. Thanks and also joining us Francis. Anderton host of KCRW's design and architecture show DNA. Hi, Hello, Madeline name let's begin with you tell us about destination. Crenshaw what is it so destination Crenshaw is a one point three mile long above grade outdoor museum that will go along the Crenshaw LAX LAX line on Crenshaw boulevard. It will feature both permanent and rotating artwork that people can enjoy both when they're on the train or if they often want to see and learn a little bit more about black, Los Angeles. And how did this come together? What was the initial impetus? The impetus actually has just actually what the council member said. There was the realization that the train was going to be above ground and rather than underground, and it was going to be right along a major thoroughfare. And so rather than you know, that the community really fought, right? This the train going above. Ground. But realizing that that that was going to happen. The council member decided to just like you said make lemonade right? And kind of what he likes to say is it turning insult into opportunity. Right. And really kind of thinking about how we can celebrate the community and also provide the visitors was something to see. And that's and that's amazing artwork. That's already being produced in the community. So you envision it. I people get off their planes at LAX get their baggage hop on the train and they're west to wherever they're going through Crenshaw, and they see all this art work. Yes. But it's also an opportunity to celebrate the existing and thriving creative community art exists in along the Crenshaw corridor. So yes, you're going to grab your bag jump on the train, you may not necessarily be as familiar with LA or you may not be as familiar with the Crenshaw area. And so as you're kind of enjoying your ride, then you're kind of seeing like, I said, you know, permanent and rotating, Joe sculpture that's going to sell it. Break the history of black Los Angeles with the intention of you know, encourage people to come back get off the train walk around. They're going to be many many pocket parks. There's many many opportunities for people just to walk along the street to meander to learn to take in like, I said that the creative and the thriving community that's already there and Francis. You have done a lot of reporting on this, and you've interviewed the architect who's overseeing this from a design perspective, it's the same architect who oversaw the African American museum in Washington. That's right. I spent with Zena Howard, she's upon with Parkinson will Parkinson Wilco design the Smithsonian African American museum fantastic building. And yet what's Zena told me? Well, what's so interesting about this challenge for her is that in a way what you swore Smithsonian's you get an actual building. What you're going to get it destination. Crenshaw is not an actual building. But you'll gain to get a Bill experience, which is going to involve walk. Quays it's going to involve parked partly. It's going to involve some really interesting landscaping. But the difference between the two projects is while the Smithsonian was celebrating the larger African American community that wasn't a specific target client while with destination. Crenshaw the process the design process for her and all the others in the design team has been one of die wrecked engagement with the community teasing out what the community wants to see in that design what they feel they need like, for example trees because tons of trees were up. We've if you remember back in two thousand twelve when space shuttle, and was paraded replant, those changes, they not do that. Well, what there's going to be lots of trees as part of destination. Crenshaw's I understand. So anyway, what Zena says it's been so interesting for her is the architect of this project is working with the community to figure out what's going to really make a great. Experience on this one point three mile Panetta was he? Just for people travelling through. It's actually for the people who live there. Yes. Just pick it back up to what you're saying. In terms of community engagement, just to give you a real life examples, such as myself, I have been a part of the Churchill advisory committee for fourteen months, we've been meeting every quarter for two or three days at a time for fourteen months. And so it's not only just kind of hearing our feedback and I'm actually in Angelino. So I'm I'm certainly speaking to someone who's grown up and lived around the area, but also soliciting community input and community support for you know, for quite some time nearly two years now. So this is definitely not kind of popping up overnight or without you know, the input from community members. So yes, so this is both for commuters were coming from LAX. But then also for the community this living there to celebrate its own history. So it's it's definitely for both. And then when it comes to the artists featured artists, you say there'd be like a hundred or plus rotating and permanent. Art installations. We have a lot of celebrated African American artists right here in Los Angeles. I can name. To off the top of my head, Mark Radford? Lauren Halsey with Dabie participating in this. I'm not allowed to give out the name give out names right now. I can definitely say that. We'll be announcing the full artists lists very very soon. But they'll definitely be some some more some well known names. Maybe one of which you've mentioned already. That's all I could say, okay. So I'm going to guess. Mark. No. But we we've definitely arts, and she's very. Yes. But we've definitely tried to solicit both the larger names and the ones that have gotten more museum attention. But then also like I said local producers that have been doing amazing work, but just maybe under known by a larger art going public. So I think it's great. It's going to be in conversation with cut a larger names will Gotcha. Okay. Speaking of not well known names Francis. He spoke to some residents there, and what what did they say about this project? Well, my sense from talking to people is that there's a lot of excitement now in the neighborhood. However, there is the anxiety and also percolating having to do with the effect that art is having in certain neighborhoods. One one woman that we spoke with Felice McInnis. She did raise the specter of gentrification. The Crenshaw neighborhood is changing is demographic is changing and the train is going to bring more change. And this particular resident felt that destination. Quench might actually intensify that. Change. Well, let's go to bring more people to the community. Some of it good. Some of it might not be so good because you know, when places become more popular the rents go up, unfortunately. And that's the bad side of the whole thing. I just miss you experienced could be enriching. So we can.

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"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:42 min | 2 years ago

"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KCRW

"Play on KCRW, I'm Madeline brand we all want better public transportation here in LA. But when it comes to exactly where that will happen, and what the effects on neighborhoods will be well, then it becomes complicated. There's the temporary disruption, of course, brought by constructing a new metro line. And then there are the more permanent changes that come to a neighborhood with new transportation. Well, south LA is trying to make sure those changes will be positive rail line connecting LAX to the rest of metro goes right through Crenshaw at street level, not ideal for safety and other reasons, but local activists and artists are trying to make lemonade they're creating something called destination Crenshaw destination Crenshaw is an open air people's museum that runs along Crenshaw boulevard designed to celebrate the contributions African Americans in Los Angeles to our city to our state our country and world that city councilmen marquees Harris Dawson here to talk about destination Crenshaw is one of its planners Naima, Keith. Deputy director and chief curator of the California African American museum high Naima. Hi, how are you? I'm great. Thanks and also joining us Francis. Anderton host of KCRW's design and architecture show DNA. Hi, Hello, Madeline, Zima let's begin with you tell us about destination. Crenshaw what is it so destination Crenshaw is a one point three mile long above grade outdoor museum that will go along the Crenshaw LAX LAX line on Crenshaw boulevard. It will feature both permanent and rotating artwork that people can enjoy both when they're on the train or if they get off in wanna see learn a little bit more about black, Los Angeles. And how did this all come together? What was the initial impetus? The impetus actually just actually what the council member said. There was the realization that the train was going to be above ground and rather than underground, and it was going to be right along a major thoroughfare. And so rather than. You know, the community really fought, right? This the train going above ground. But realizing that that that was going to happen. The council member decided to just like you said it make lemonade right? And kind of what he likes to say. Is it turning insult into opportunity? Right. And really kind of thinking about how we can celebrate the community and also provide the visitors was something to see. And that's and that's amazing artwork. That's already being produced in the community. So you envision it. I people get off their planes at LAX get their baggage hop on the train, and they're whisked to wherever they're going through Crenshaw, and they see all this art work. Yes. But it's also to celebrate the existing and thriving creative commuted already exists in along the Crenshaw corridor. So yes, you're going to grab your bag jump on the train, you may not necessarily be as familiar with LA or you may not be as familiar with the Crenshaw area. And so as you're kind of enjoying your ride, then you're kind of seeing like, I said, but you know, permanent and rotating out Joe sculpture, it's going to celebrate the history of black Los Angeles with the intention of, you know, encourage people to come back get off the train walk around. They're going to be many many pocket parks. There's many many opportunities for people just to walk along the street to meander to learn to take in like, I said that the creative and the thriving community that's already there and Francis. You have done a lot of reporting on this, and you've interviewed the architect who's overseeing this from a design perspective, it's the same architect who oversaw the African American museum in Washington. That's right. I spent Zena Howard she's upon with Perkins and will Parkinson Wilco design the Smithsonian African American museum fantastic building. And yeah, what's Zena told me? What's so interesting about this challenge for her? Is that in a way what you what you get Smithsonian's? You get an actual building. What you're going to get it destination Quinn show is not an actual building. But you're going to get a Bill experience, which is going to involve walkways it's going to involve parked. Let's is going to involve some really interesting landscaping. But the difference between the two projects is while the Smithsonian was celebrating the larger African American community that wasn't a specific target client while with destination. Crenshaw the process the design process for her and all the others in the design team has been one of Di wrecked engagement with the community teasing out what the community wants to see in that design what they feel they need like, for example. Trees because tons of trees were up. We've if you remember back in two thousand twelve when space shuttle and was on Poway did replant those trees did they not do that? Well, what that's going to be lots of trees as positive destination. Crenshaw was I understand. So anyway, well Zena says it's been so interesting is the architect of this project is working with the community to figure out. What's really make a great experience on this one point three mile? Just for people travelling through. It's actually for the people who live there. Yes. And just to piggyback on that what you're saying in terms of community engagement, just to give you a real life examples such as myself, I have been a part of the Churchill advisor committee for fourteen months we've been meeting every quarter for two or three days at a time for fourteen months. And so it's not only just kind of hearing our feedback and I'm actually in Angelino. So I'm I'm certainly speaking to someone who's grown up and lived around the area, but also soliciting community input and community support for you know, for quite some time nearly two years now. So this is definitely not some it's kind of popping up overnight or without the input from community members. So yes, so this is both for commuters were coming from LAX. But then also for the community this living there to celebrate its own history. It's it's definitely for both. And then when it comes to the artists featured artists, you said there'd be like a hundred or plus rotating and permanent. Art installations. We have a lot of celebrated African American artists right here in Los an-. Angeles. I can name to after my head Mark Radford. Lauren Halsey with Dabie participating in this. Well, I'm not allowed to give out the name give out names right now. But I can definitely say that we'll be announcing the full artists lists very very soon. But they'll definitely be some some more some well known names, maybe one of which you've mentioned already. That's all I could say, okay. So I'm going to guess Lorna. Mark. We we've definitely. And she's very. Yes. But we've definitely tried to solicit both the larger names and the ones that have gotten more museum attention. But then also like local producers that have been doing amazing work, but just maybe under known by a larger art going public. So I think it's great. It's going to be a conversation with larger names will Gotcha. Okay. Speaking of not well, no names Francis. He spoke to some residents there, and what what did they say about this project? Well, my sense from talking to people is that there's a lot of excitement now in the neighborhood. However, there there is the anxiety also percolating up having to do with the effect that art is having in certain neighborhoods. One one woman that we spoke with Felice McInnis. She did raise the specter of gentrification. The Crenshaw neighborhood is changing demographic is changing and the train is going to bring more change. And this particular resident felt that destination Crenshaw might actually intensify that. Change. Well, let's go.

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"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"crenshaw corridor" Discussed on KCRW

"This is NPR news. And you are listening to KCRW. Prescription drug prices have been going up and today the house is going to look at ways of reining them in some people say part of the problem is a lack of price transparency. But what does that really mean? You'll find out in about ten minutes. Then later today to talk here on KCRW. Hi, I'm Francie Sanderson coming up on DNA, a major public art project promises to honor the Crenshaw district history. Stand defiantly against the threat of gentrification. The project is really to create a space in Los Angeles that celebrates the culture and contribution of the African American community. A Los Angeles has one of the last intact African American communities anywhere west of Chicago and the communities made incredible contributions to the rest of the country and the rest of the world the holiday of Kwanzaa created right here in Los Angeles along the Crenshaw corridor. Soul train the longest running television show on the show that really defi. Fine culture and cool for several generations right here out of the city of Los Angeles. And so many other inventions contributions and movements come out of the city hit from councilman marquees, Harris Tulleson and others about destination. Crenshaw that's today on DNA at two pm light after press play here on KCRW. Well, the Tuesday morning getting off to a rather busy start out there starting out in the Gardena area. South.

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