The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in approval of a plan to redevelop county-owned buildings in Koreatown, and to include a community center in that plan.
The passage of the plan is a victory for community activists who have been advocating for a space for the community in a densely populated area that is lacking in parks and community centers.
The facility which is currently occupied by office spaces for parks and recreation staff will be transformed into a 72-unit housing complex for seniors with a 12,500-square-foot community center.
Over 100 members of the community attended the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on August 9 to show their support for the prospective plan which was expressed during the public comments section.
The Tuesday meeting scored an initial agreement between the supervisors and the development team. According to Curbed Los Angeles, a year and a half will be spent in preparation for development after which the developers will meet with the Board of Supervisors to finalize details regarding budget and lease.