11 Dec Nonprofit plans to transform a former oil drilling site in South L.A. into affordable housing
After a years-long neighborhood battle against an oil drilling site in South Los Angeles, a local nonprofit has purchased the now-demolished facility and plans to transform it into a park, community center and affordable housing.
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust recently bought the 1.86-acre dirt lot on Jefferson Boulevard for nearly $10 million from Sentinel Peak Resources. The nonprofit and its partners are now seeking grants and other funding sources to pay for planning, remediation and project execution.
Photo: Richard Parks, left, president of the South L.A. nonprofit Redeemer Community Partnership, walks with neighbor QC Kelker next to a former oil drilling field on Jefferson Boulevard. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)