Crenshaw Community Defeats Development Project
Niki Okuk, Downtown Crenshaw Board President: “This is a tremendous Black community victory and testament to the power of the people. “Downtown Crenshaw stood up and defeated LivWrk-DFH Partners, an unqualified out-of-town Trump-Kushner development partner, who sought to do harm to our beloved Crenshaw. On behalf of all of the leaders of this movement, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the nearly 13,000 people who signed our petition and sent in letters, hundreds of community organizations and civic leaders who stood united, and the many activists who took to the streets, from the powerful Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles crew to Grandmamas of Downtown Crenshaw. We have shown that when we come together to defend our community, not even the powerful business partners and close friends of the president’s family can defeat us.”
Damien Goodmon, Downtown Crenshaw Board Member: “The Downtown Crenshaw Rising development team of global award-winning firms backed by the best of investors looks forward to sitting down with the public pension funds to identify a win-win. Our offer remains 5% over the next most credible offer.”
From the beginning the goal of Downtown Crenshaw has been to build a “radically inclusive” movement that brings the community together – ALL OF THE COMMUNITY. Renters and homeowners, property owners and merchants, churches, nonprofits, small business entrepreneurs, artists, youth, young professional and elder. We all can get what we want, while keeping what we have by coming together.