The Daily News today writes about the plans by the cities of Glendale and Los Angeles to develop the Glendale Narrows portion of the Los Angeles River. Officials with Los Angeles’ Community Redevelopment Agency provided some more information about what they have in mind as they work on the Northeast Los Angeles River Study Area, a proposed redevelopment zone that would include portions of Atwater, Cypress Park, Elysian Valley and Glassell Park. “Green” jobs and more housing are included in the mix, the story said:
Allison Becker, an associate planner at the CRA, said officials aspire to create jobs by attracting environmentally friendly businesses to the area’s industrial and commercial sector. “Preserving the industrial area is a key aspect of our plan,” Becker said. The plan also includes low-density residential projects, transportation centers and a food hub, where region’s farmers could distribute their goods.
Agency workers are holding community meetings to gather more information and opinions from residents and business owners. The CRA staff is scheduled to present a report on the feasibility of creating a Northeast redevelopment zone to City Planning Commission and City Council next year.