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Overview

In January 2014, Metro broke ground on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project , an 8.5-mile, eight-station light rail transit line running from the Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to the Metro Green Line at the Aviation/LAX Station. The Crenshaw/LAX Line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. In addition to providing significant regional environmental benefits and supporting economic and employment growth, the project presents new opportunities for Joint Development that merge transit and neighborhood development to promote Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) along the corridor.

In anticipation of the planned completion of the Crenshaw/LAX Line in 2020, Metro prepared a Joint Development Strategic Plan to guide implementation of TOC activities. The Strategic Plan sought to:

  • Identify potential Opportunity and Exploratory Sites
  • Identify strategic public sector partnerships
  • Outline a robust community engagement process
  • Define a timeline for implementation

Fairview Heights Station Opportunity Site

Metro identified land in close proximity to the future Fairview Heights Station along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project alignment for Joint Development:

An additional Opportunity Site has been identified at the future underground Expo/Crenshaw Station, located at the northern terminus of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project alignment. More information on the Expo/Crenshaw Station Opportunity Site may be found on the project webpage .

County Partnership

In 2015, Metro entered into a partnership with the County of Los Angeles to pursue joint development of the Fairview Heights Opportunity Site. The Site is County-owned and currently houses a Department of Public Social Services facility located at 923 E. Redondo Boulevard in the City of Inglewood, across the street from the currently under-construction Fairview Heights Station. The County has initiated steps to vacate the facility in order to repurpose the site for community-serving transit-oriented development. In early 2017, Metro and the County released a Request for Proposals for joint development of the Site. In late 2017, a partnership between LINC Housing and National Community Renaissance was selected to develop the Fairview Heights Site. In 2018, the County of Los Angeles took over management of this project. For questions regarding the project, please contact Tamar R. Gantt at the Los Angeles County Development Authority at tamar.gantt@lacda.org

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