"If you want to go far, go together."
— African Proverb
Downtown Crenshaw is a legacy-defining collaborative project and call for unity and self-determination.
On April 29, 2020, the day that the story broke in the news, community-centered developers and civic organization leaders in the community surrounding the Crenshaw Mall began to question how it was possible that the economic anchor of Black Los Angeles could be lost to an outside force like CIM Group. Then someone made a suggestion: “Let’s buy the mall, and redevelop it ourselves!”
What began with a few phone calls is growing into the most positively transformative process and project in the history of the Crenshaw community. This is a historic coming together of community-based and focused experts with over 200 collective years of experience in finance, acquisition, and real estate development, collaboratively working with civic leaders and organizers to identify strategies to quickly acquire the Crenshaw Mall and make it a true community-centered development with local ownership at every step of the process.
We will own the change. And our neighbors will be here to enjoy it.Join the Effort
What is your vision?
The guiding principles of community-centered development and community-wealth building provide a framework.
Join us in this conversation. We want to hear more from you.
What do you want to see in a Crenshaw Mall redeveloped and reimagined as Downtown Crenshaw?