AVE 34 PETITION - 3,355 STATEMENTS OF OPPOSITION FOR CD1 COUNCILMAN GIL CEDILLO
AVENUE 34 3,355 STATEMENTS OF OPPOSITION FOR CD1 COUNCILMAN GIL CEDILLO & CITY OF LA
FROM LINCOLN HEIGHTS RESIDENTS, STAKEHOLDERS & ALLIES
RE: AVENUE 34 PINYON GROUP 468 UNIT TOC DEVELOPMENT 5/1/2
Why do you oppose the project/ ¿Por qué te opones al proyecto?
I am a resident of lincoln heights and im scared of getting displaced
Because they remove the opportunity for people who have lived there for generations to have the opportunity to own property and people who come to gentrify these neighborhoods don’t usually participate and exclude the Hispanic and other people of color.
Gentrification is hurting so many people
This development will run out the very people who built the community.
This will only serve in displacing me and my mother .
Because it’s not fair to cultural history.
This is marginalization of underserved families and poses a danger to the cultural integrity and economic stability of the community.
Gentrification is the erasure of our people
Our community has hard working low income families, projects like this will greatly affect us & we will no longer be able to afford living in the area.
I was born and raised in this neighborhood. I went to Sacred Heart High School. Lincoln heights is my home and we have all Struggled together in this neighborhood. Now to have someone come in and destroy the neighborhood just so a big company can come make $ off of us the working class is ridiculous. These ppl have worked hard to have their homes . They have gotten up at 4 or 5 in the morning to get on the 83 or the 45 to take them work . They have walked in extreme heat, rain and cold nights to come to the place that they have struggled to keep, their homes . How do I know this , because my mom did this exact same thing.
I’ve been displaced before and I don’t want others to suffer what I experienced
I oppose this project because it’s kicking out all of the residents in my lovely neighborhood including myself it makes it harder to live in an apartment where I can barely afford it and the same goes with my mother we’ve lived here for such a long time since I was a child and it’s so sad to see this neighborhood dissipate into some thing that was once so beautiful and filled with culture
The people and families of Lincoln Heights deserve transparency about gentrification that is happening in our neighborhoods. We have the right to voice our concerns and fight back. We have a voice
The project perpetuates gentrification and normalizes/ spreads the displacement of BIPOC
Because gentrification is genocide
Councilmember Cedillo has consistently failed to listen to and accept community input for his developmental projects, which is unethical and wrong.
I’m a struggling single parent of 3 minors, whom resides 2 blocks from the new plan development. My rent will increase dramatically and most likely I will need to relocate and loose my home. Please reconsider
This is killing the culture of Lincoln Heights. We refuse gentrification
Don't do it
We need to help our community grow not by luxury apartments but instead through helping our residents survive this pandemic. There are elder people being kicked out of their homes and are outside of grocery stores begging for money. I have seen them!
I want to keep my community affordable for its local members.
Mayra lopez Ramirez
I have lived in this community for 26 years. I went to the Elementary across the street from the property. This project will cause lots of problem in this area, traffic will be created. Making the school zone not safe for the students. There will be lots a accidents due to the traffic. Cost of living in this community will rise, causing families to loose their homes. Homes that they have known all their lives. You will be making Lincoln Heights change in the way we don't want it to change. Invest your money on fixing all the pot holes in the community streets.
I’m an educator in Lincoln heights. I work with many low income families. I fear this will only make things harder on the families that are already struggling.
I grew up in Lincoln Heights, attended Lincoln HS and even though I lived a neighborhood away, (Cypress Park) this displacement and gentrification is enough! How many times will wealthy people profit off of hard working low-income families? Mainly Latinos? This is absurd and insulting to all the people that have lived there all their lives claiming to “help them” with “affordable housing”.
I am against Gentrifying the area because will lead to pushing hardworking families who can’t afford expensive rent. Gentrification is part of systematic racism. By building you will be pushing Latinos out of their community.
I am opposed to the project because, for the majority of my life, I lived in Lincoln Heights. I will not stand for the gentrification of my beloved neighborhood. I still have family there and I definitely don’t want them or the other residents of the neighborhood to suffer because of this project. Lincoln Heights belongs to the people, no one is getting in ruining what we’ve preserved for so long.
Dangerous precedent not to hold hearings and respond to community input.
I have family that still live in Lincoln Heights. We need to support our community whether we still live there or not , we need to be the voice for those who cannot speak up.
Because My neighborhood has been gentrified and I’d like to ensure it doesn’t happen in Lincoln Heights.
After considering the historical impact of such projects in low income areas in the past, one can reasonably assume that this project will do nothing but financially and culturally devastate the pre existing, long standing and culturally rich existing community that adores Lincoln Heights and calls it home.
The community belongs to the people; not to the selected few.
This project was never brought to the attention of the residents in lincoln heights. And as a resident of said community i feel disrespected and taken advantage of by such a huge project being started in the community with out community consent
Because there is no respect for the community's opinions or needs
I believe building this without the community's consent is wrong.
I oppose this project because what these people are doing is wrong and just thinking about the long term effects that this could cause to residents is horrible, I myself have been quite familiar with Lincoln heights because I grew up in Los Angeles and to see this happening is awful, I would say that me myself, I am not a fully educated person in gentrification or many topics that may be uncomfortable to talk about but I want to educate myself and stand up for what I believe is wrong and right. I come from a Hispanic family and often times I think that I’m shielded from important information or on topics that like i said can be uncomfortable to talk about and I think now is the time to talk and to think and also to educate yourself on everything happening in the world.
I moved out of Lincoln Heights because I could no longer afford to live there but my church is still there. The community is in need of affordable housing, not more luxury housing that will displace more people. This displacement is literally putting families on the street. Having worked in the community, I know that now, when a family loses their residence in Lincoln Heights they cannot afford to find a new place in Lincoln Heights. To continue to ignore that reality and displace the working class is unconscionable.
I grew up here and went to school here as well, seeing it change for false purposes took the whole community by shock. For a period of time it has been trying to attract one part of society which seems has no contribution to the neighborhood. They need to hear the voices of the community.
It is a clear indication of what City Hall members want our community to look like and it’s not at all what our community represents. This is the home of hundred of working class folk who everyday care for their homes and their families. It is not ok that they target established communities!
I was born & raised in Lincoln Heights. I worked in the area & seen first hand that this is not going to be an afforded living place for the people living in the area. People already can barely afford the cost of living as it is. This will NOT help.
Our rent will be higher
I've live in Lincoln heights for 40yrs , all my life. I don't want our community to change like that. Our people won't be able to afford those appartments and our rent will increase.
Gentrification is parasitic. It displaces so many folks. Lincoln heights is a strong and beautiful community. Do not dismantle it.
Lincoln Heights doesn’t need these apartments if it will start the works of gentrification. The fact that they did not meet with the people of Lincoln heights is disrespectful. Many of these residents will loose their homes if this starts to happen. My family included.
Pasadena Avenue is an already a high traffic street with limited parking, which would inconvenience the whole community with bringing more cars and people to an already highly populated area. Hillside Elementary is just one block away from the 110 freeway, which emits toxic exhaust from cars polluting the air. Excavating a toxic dump site could not only further pollute the air and water, it can potentially lead to years of poisonous leakage causing more health concerns such as cancer, birth defects, and respiratory issues.
Hugo Hernandez Jr.
I Oppose This Project Because This Is Gentrification & Will Make Lincoln Heights Rent Sky Rocket Throughout The Neighborhood & N.E.L.A. And Will Forced Us To Get Kicked Out Of Our Neighborhood & Remove Our Culture, History, Brown People & Presence From Lincoln Heights!
I use to live in 1848 1/2 Workman street for 22 years. We where forced to move out and inky got offered about 10,700 but at the time money didn't matter. The problem was that my dad was go injured while moving out the house for not having hand rails in the stairs and because of that we didn't get accepted in no houses because my dad didn't have prove of paystubs and my mom wasn't winning in of money. Also my mom was in the proceed if you exams that's she had beginners of cancer and it turned out that she did have cancer stage 2. What these people are doing is really sad because the house are there right now and not in use. I couldn't go to school no more so I had to work to help my dad pay rent and all utilities we pay.
Lincoln heights was my home for 26 years, as soon as i was born, it was all i knew. 2670 sichel st #5 is where all my memories are. I lost it due to developers coming in and claiming it. Lincoln heights is not new. Why is it changing now? People have homes and lives here where they are rent controlled. Do not uproot the people like i was. Not having anywhere to go causes homelessness and that is already an issue in LA. Gentrification hurts EVERYONE. Instead of luxury housing, make affordable housing for everyone. Or a better after school program for Lincoln high, gates elementary and the surrounding schools. Make it into something for the people that already live there not for the vultures.
I vehemently oppose this project because it is UNHEALTHY from ANY and ALL ASPECTS: traffic congestion, air/water pollution/to, easy access to Gold Line will be impaired, who/what is to stop the residents of this ridiculous monstrosity from parking in the large Metro parking lot since their structure will not provide sufficient parking?, increased traffic hazards for school-children @ Hillside Elementary... etc etc etc!!!
A completely absurd, annoying, aggravating project that will ONLY benefit CITY HALL!!! No "trickle-down" benefits for the rest of us!!!
And - while I'm at it - whatever happened to the HISTORIC CITY JAIL project of AFFORDABLE HOUSING?!? I was part of the BILINGUAL FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS Organization who, for more than 30 years, had a very successful theatre venue on those premises. We are still waiting for the PROMISE to be fulfilled that - along with the Affordable Housing - there would be a new theatre space included which we could move back into!!!
Thanks for your attention to ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! margarita stocker/lamas
It's gonna rise the price of rent among the people whom live in the neighborhood.
The folks of Lincoln Heights will not survive this if this building is built. The people of Lincoln Heights—the REAL people, the working class people—can not afford these ridiculous luxury apartments and will be forced to leave. We’ve seen this countless time in other North-East LA neighborhoods and we can’t let it happen again. We should protect our community from further gentrification. Gentrification is modern day colonization and it is violent.
Porque el proyecto va ha deslojar a mucha Gente de la comunidad y no va haber recursos suficientes para la gente que van a ser deslojadas. Entiendo que El nuevo establecimiento va a tener 'low income tenants' pero ya se que eso solo es para unir los requisitos de zoning. Al fin y Al cabo sale perdiendo la gente pobre a causa de algunos cabrones/as que nomas se quieren bolsar mas billullo. He visto como arruina comunidades cuando un large development occurre y no quiero que pase eso a la comunidad de mi amigo.
86% unaffordable. Whats the point? Were all a small low income community & your bringing a whole apartment complex that’s unaffordable. Theres no point
like me many of my neighbors have to park on the street because we don't have driveways. It's already an issue to be able to try and park in front of my house and with giant apartment complex with limited parking for its tenants will only make it harder for everyone surrounding it. I doubt the city will issue out residential parking for the single family homes. Not to mention all the traffic that'll flood all the streets due to drivers trying find "shortcuts". We voted for you to protect our neighborhood not run us out of our homes or poison us by digging up the toxins in the ground.
I oppose the project because school children who are already at risk and underprivileged in this neighborhood can be exposed to chemicals due to construction. This has long lasting negative effects on their health. I also oppose this project because gentrification is a problem that harms and endangers the homes of working class families.
This project will affect all surrounding zip codes in the area. I live down the hill by LHS. My local grocery stores are all down N Broadway and especially that Smart & Final on Daly. I know for a fact prices will spike, more than they already are with the pandemic going on. Local stores will disappear, housing around the area will spike. We will lose our affordable neighborhood. I’ve lived here my entire life and there are better ways to increase our community economic development to enhance economic opportunities and improve social conditions in the most sustainable method, as long as it does not displace our community. This project is decreasing our opportunities. We are a DISADVANTAGED community. Please help us improve our economic, social, ecological and cultural well-being.
I am strongly against the displacement of (traditionally lower-income and Latino/Asian) Community members that will ultimately happen with the development of this property. This community is not for sale and the members of this community should have a say in the further development of Lincoln Heights so our long term interests are accounted for in that planning.
I went to school just west of Lincoln Height, I know the neighborhood well and have many friends there. Such a development would shatter the social framework and sense of community in this predominantly Latino/Mexican-American neighborhood. It would contribute to the processes of gentrification and displacement. It is yet another case of speculative development that does not serve the need of providing adequate affordable and low income housing in the inner-city.
It would usher in an extremely violent displacement of low income, minority residents, not restricted to just those on the current property. Not only is this ethically immoral, it would contribute to a worsened public health crisis by making already housing insecure folk struggle to find new housing during an unemployment and housing crises, on top of the existing pandemic. There are no protections on place for Lincoln Heights residents from ongoing gentrification and it seems like city council member Cedillo would care less if thousands of his constituents are left helpless. It’s his job to act in his constituents’ benefit. Start with shutting down this development.
Rae Dawn Chairez
What are developers getting for putting up these developments? What benefits does the community receive? Where was the community input? What wasn’t there any community engagement? These are developers will just drive up rent prices.
I live next to Lincoln Heights and this affects and displaces my community deeply as well. We must stop gentrification which is modern colonization by rich folks who don’t care about community and working class people. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH
Create more traffic, unsafe for students walking to school.
400+ luxury apartments do not cater to a community of lower income persons,
We don't need luxury apartments. We need affordable housing. We need Recreation Centers for children with resources that can help better their future in education and creativity.
Pedro J Morales Vallejo
Lincoln Heights is not for sale, we need low income housing, not luxury apartments. This project also will create even more traffic. Its horrible to know there are people trying to profit off of this historic neighborhood and its disgusting how they are willing to displace families who have lived here for GENERATIONS. This project is insulting to Lincoln Heights.
Because projects like this are detrimental to this historic community. Because the majority of residents of Lhts are barely making enough to survive which creates opportunity for these vultures to (usually not hispanic) swoop in and offer the bare minimum for property that has been rented and owned for generations. In an already crowded area thanks to these low income apts there is no parking available, making an already congested neighborhood more congested. We don't need another silver lake let those people with money dig deeper into their pockets if they wana make a profit, and go buy up somewhere else. Projects like this push people out of their neighborhoods including the homeless! Which is why Lhts now has a major homeless problem because they revamped down town and started pushing them out over to Lhts and el Sereno accept no one cares about those neighborhoods why?! We don't need luxury apartments so that this area that was once affordable can be driven up to a ridiculous amount which it already is. You also have these other gentrifyers that have no connection with this neighborhood buying up homes coming in and flipping them selling to only those who can afford them which I'll leave that up to you to guess who I'm talking about further pushing residents of lhts out. We don't need luxury apartments we need more resources! To help those that have been here for generations amongst the hundreds that have already left.
The project will not benefit the community as a very low percentage of these units will be allocated for low income people. The housing project will cater to the middle - upper classes — bringing an influx of affluent people, contributing to our overall housing crisis.
Local residents should have priority access to affordable housing units. Additionally, there should be more units designated for affordable housing.
This will be detrimental to the financial stability of this community.
I've lived in Lincoln heights my entire life. 2 weeks after I was born my parents moved from hillside village out of my paternal grandparents house and moved into my paternal great grandparents house located in Lincoln Heights. My neighborhood is beautiful and our people do not need to be pushed out of our own community. The majority of families who live here have been here for generations.
This apartment complex will continue to hurt the people of LH and further displace families. This project will bring more affluent outsiders while it fails to address any substantial, serious concern or action that will help secure and protect the people already living in LH from being displaced. This project is not addressing our needs and therefore will not benefit the people of LH. We the people of LH need to be included in the decisions and changes being made to our neighborhood by outsiders and politicians only concerned about power and profit.
Projects like this displace local residents who cannot afford the increase of rent, these apartments are not targeted for low to moderate income families who already live here, traffic, traffic, traffic, no, please go away.
We are in the middle of a pandemic. Most of the residents in Lincoln Heights are not being employed due to HEALTH concerns due to our incompetent leadership running in this country. Some who are undocumented cannot afford to get unemployment benefits again, lack of a leadership but also due to systemic oppression. Having this project being built will directly affect thousands who have lived in Lincoln Heights for possibly generations. Stop the gentrification that allows those privileged to move into the city because they "feel like it." It is true that some people need to move out of their current place due to inconvenience for them, but they do not need luxurious living platforms. They need affordable living places that does not cost an arm and a leg from those who cannot afford to live around said luxury.
I oppose this project cause it's going to affect the community with more trouble it's going to shut down our local businesses that have been here for years ! It's going to raise rents on people mostly hard working families that are barley managing to get by we don't need this "Beverly Hills" type of vibe we are good just the way we have been for DECADES! We refuse to have this project made!!!!
This project does not include enough desperately needed affordable and very low income housing . Homelessness and displacement is rapidly increasing in Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park and Highland Park. We need affordable units, not more luxury housing. There is already plenty of luxury housing available. This land should be used for majority affordable/very low income housing.
This is my community and I don’t want to see gentrification take over and displace everyone here.
Projects like these are the reasons why Lincoln Heights is becoming gentrified. I doubt that the landlords and the city are going to care what the residents of Lincoln Heights have to say.
we need low income housing and affordable rents for residents not new townhouses or high end apartments
I oppose this project because it has had zero community input, I think this is a crucial part of the planning process. It is crucial that they provide more affordable housing in this area, if not the homeless crisis will only worsen.
Pedro Ramirez Jr
These luxury apartments are just another form of gentrification and a way to push out the local residents of Lincoln Heights. Rent will come at an exorbitant rate and no one but outsiders will be able to afford it.
It brings a negative impact on our community. Pushing residents out of the area and heavily impacting the density of the area.
I want my community to remain as it is. I was born and raised In Lincoln heights and to see how gentrification is affecting it, it saddens me. Don’t let the Lincoln heights neighborhood many of us knew and grew up in Vanish over some luxury apartments. We were fine before all this gentrification stuff started happening. Honestly the neighborhood consisted of So much and one word I can describe as is “home”. I will never see myself leaving this please because it’s a wonderful community but the way it’s changing, I feel like I don’t know it anymore. It’s devastating to see how drastically it has change due to knew business, that I know my community would’ve never agreed on having. So Many tenants and so many business have been force to go out of business and leave there homes due to an increases in rents and new construction. We want the old Lincoln heights back. We just ask you to take in consideration for the people that were born and raised in this community. Don’t ruin it for us. We love Lincoln heights.
Because I love Lincoln heights and dont want to see not one resident be displaced. Keep wealthy investors out of Lincoln height. Gente SI, gentrify NO!
I had to move out of my home in Boyle Heights and Highland Park due to gentrification and now to see this happening in Lincoln Heights is heartbreaking. Knowing the friends and family who live there will not be able to afford their homes if these buildings go up. This property should be used to HELP the community, not to drive out the people who have roots there.
The nearby streets cannot handle the traffic from so many new units and residents.
I am currently not living in Lincoln Heights, but I used to live in Cypress Park up until 2016. The reason I live in Palmdale now is because of gentrification efforts and building projects like this one. I know what it is like to be displaced; I have experienced it first hand. Being displaced from your own neighborhood that you grew up in is not what these residents need. They don’t need luxury apartments, and they don’t need 3 years of construction across their streets. They need to be heard. It is bad enough many of them have to live near very polluted areas (freeways, factories etc). Construction will only release more toxins into their communities, and they don’t need that. Disturbing the community and the natural life that has setting it’s roots for years and years should not have to be a sacrifice for luxurious apartments that won’t benefit the residents of Lincoln Heights one bit. Bringing out the toxins from the ground will further put this community at risk. If this project happens, your new tenants will not be suffering... it will be the Lincoln Heights residents who have built their lives here who will have to bear the lower end of the rung. Not only will this project inevitably displace residents, but it will affect their health severely as well. Don’t pass this project .
This project is totally blind to the needs & means of the community & seeks to alienate this who already live here & replace them enticed gentrifiers. There has not been transparency around the process, nor input from within the actual community.
This is my community along with many others Mexicans, Latinos, Asian, Chinese, Vietnams, Black, etc. We are working hard to survive and you want to bring an upcoming expensive project!? None of these ppl will benefit because it’ll be too over priced. Parking is a major issue, no one will have parking, as of now parking is already tighter than it was 5 years ago. I’ve been living here for 26 years and if you would think about the project you’d realize that everyone is going to stress about Parking! Yes cars get broken into and stolen. I don’t think your fancy apartment and the people living there would last because well they’ve probably never lived in a area like this one. Lastly, the people of Lincoln heights want opportunities to grow not be shut down because they can’t live in their neighborhood where a greedy person is going to run them out of their community. Let our voices be heard because once it’s built it’ll be a mistake for the community and there will be so much more trash in the area as well.
Noone in our community will be able to afford this. We do not want this to be like highland Park.!!!!
Davi de la cruz
I am a long time resident of south central Los Angeles. I have temporarily moved to Lincoln Heights as I work towards saving the funds and purchasing a home in the neighborhood I was born and raised. I have noticed that housing in this area is not as affordable for working-class families, and increasing the amount of market rate housing in this neighborhood will further impact long-time residents. In order to preserve historic residents who have lived here as a result of legacies of disinvestment, now that improved streets and neighborhoods have come to 90031, long time residents have a right to continue living here.
Market rate housing and no promises to preserve rent controlled housing is a threat to this right to stay in this neighborhood. I oppose this because long time residents should not be illegally evicted, or pushed out by supposed “market pressures.” Our elected officials are supposed to be able to step up and find ways to preserve long time residents right to continue living in this neighborhood.
The city has been engaged in nefarious negotiations with developers and those investigations need to be complete before allowing large tracts of our community to be given away to developers to create luxury housing that we don't need.
We deserve to have a fair opportunity to weigh in on this project!!! Please let me know what we can do to help.
Unaffordable housing, more traffic and displacement of people as well as where will the displaced people afford to live?
Community first!!! We need transparency and answers!
Affordable Housing is the answer for Lincoln Heights - NO TO UNAFFORDABLE GENTRIFICATION!!!
We don’t need more luxurious apartments we need low cost apartments
More traffic, not enough parking for tenants, and not affordable housing.
Amanda R Ross-Ho
I am a small business owner near the corner of Pasadena and 34. This giant, bloated development is a threat to the historically vital and vibrant community of Lincoln Heights, and its long standing residents. The project has not been thoroughly researched or vetted and the community has not been given the opportunity to voice its opinions adequately in advance of such a massive project. Pushing this project through during a global pandemic is completely unethical. I strongly oppose this project and as a resident of 90031 do not support any parties pushing to move this forward. There is strong support for this position on the part of the residents of LH. Listen to the community!
It will displace local residents and undermine working families.
We don’t need luxury condos in Lincoln Heights. It will drive up prices and make the neighborhood unaffordable for current residents and bring in people who don’t respect this history of the neighborhood or the community.
My heart hurts for all the families who everyday fight to live and struggle to survive here in Lincoln Heights. A project like this- It’s unconscionable where 62% of the kids live below the federal poverty line.
Will cause too much congestion and take away from the community
it's too large
I oppose this project because there is already a heavy push to gentrify, which doesn’t take into consideration the people and community already living there. Bringing in a new complex will create hardship on the already existing community, drive rent up, and push the community out. These complexes are clearly built to push out the existing community to gentrify and brings into expensive places where people of color cannot live. This is clearly for profit and these developers do not care about our community and should not be allowed to build this.
Isabella Van Ranzow
Large scale developments enable gentrification and the displacement of the people of this community. Licoln Heights will not be another York Blvd for politicians and developers to profit on the disenfranchisement of actual community members who have been here for far longer than any politician’s term in office. City planning projects such as these do not bring more money into the community for actual community members, and are ugly. Licoln Heights is the oldest city in Los Angeles and deserves for its legacy to be preserved not developed over. If you want to stimulate the community’s economy then invest in the real community and its people, not gentrifiers. I urge Councilmember Cedillo to take a walk down Broadway and reflect on the changes that have occurred just in the last five years. The prevalence of colonial-esque gentrifiers is plainly evident - but for now, so is the legacy of this community. So, I urge Councilmember Cedillo to reconsider this decision for development, and come serve the people of the community who elected you!
We don’t need more unaffordable housing in Lincoln heights! Gentrifying developers need to get out of and stop trying to profit off of our communities. I am a homeowner here in Lincoln heights and I oppose this project.
It will create parking worst for people who live in apartments.
No community input or involvement. Poor planning regarding parking and actual needs of the community
It will displace current residents
It is unethical to create luxury apartments in a neighborhood where the majority of renter’s only make a yearly income of around $30,5000.
I oppose this project.
Lincoln Heights is a historic neighborhood that has survived gentrification and real estate exploitation.
The type of gentrification Gio Cedillo insists on bringing into our neighborhoods will not be tolerated. Gil Cedillo, you have failed to provide affordable housing to your existing constituents and safe guard them against homelessness or living in crowded situations to keep their heads above water, and with COVID adding more fuel to the housing crisis, you now expect us to be okay with luxury apartments? I think not. We don’t want your luxury apartments here, now now, not tomorrow, not ever. I have seen the displacement and damage the recent luxury apartment developments have done to our neighbors in Chinatown, and for you to try this now in Lincoln Heights is unacceptable. This community refuses to be displaced by your actions.
This does not help the citizens of Lincoln Heights. I along with 30,000 residents have been living here for over ten years. We have watched neighboring towns go through this same process and become gentrified, causes the humble citizens to flee in search of somewhere they can live without poverty. Leave this town to the humble people that live here. We don’t need these type of developments. This is why homelessness is rising in Los Angeles, this is the problem, and projects like these are direct correlation to people who once had a home, having to live on the street with their families. In times like these, the community needs to come together and not allow a project like this to happen.
Its unethical and all about greed. this isnt uplifting the community, its pushing out hardworking people. did you forget your background Cedillo. dont go against your people. we put you in this position and we can gladly remove you.
we are demanding answers we do not need this luxury Appartments inflating rent and cost of living
We need low income housing, that is priority!
Sarah Esther Marie Chavez
Luxury apartments shouldn't be made when our current renters are being forced out of their communities.
I’ve been living in Lincoln Heights since 1979. Everything has disappeared, our Heritage, our people. Rent increases have spiked up tremendously due to new constructions by of Luxury buildings around our community. The Historical Landmarks are disappearing and you are destroying our land...
I oppose the project because it will not be affordable and will only displace many people from the community. I oppose the project because it will also add to the gentrification that has been going on with the hard working class of Lincoln Heights.
Oversized, overpriced, will cause tremendous traffic, does not fit into the architecture of historic community, and bare minimum affordable units. We don’t need architecturally lazy market rate apartments. We need affordable, thoughtful, housing. You know, for the working class.
I don’t support displacing a community or people
Iris Lizeth Casarrubias Montanez
I am against gentrification in our community.
It will displace many families and community members.
Because it displaces working class people who already struggle to live in this community. Pushing this project forward will only displace more people.
As a POC I do not support this because in specific I have seen many minorities kicked out of low income neighborhoods. While others call it investing in a neighborhood, I call it gentrification. This is also causing numbers to skyrocket in Los Angeles’ current homeless crisis. These neighborhoods were made for affordable living and were once considered “dangerous” our towns are not your trend.
I personally think it would displace and destroy the current community.
This project will overburden the surrounding streets, provides insufficient parking, poses environmental hazards, has avoided public input, and will present safety risks for pedestrians and residents of this neighborhood.
I don’t want to see my neighbors displaced for more unaffordable housing.
Because it will change our city forever and cause a chain reaction kicking out the families of Lincoln Heights
Our affordable housing stock will be seized by flippers and investors and lifelong residents will be permanenty displaced or houseless.
Alexis Meraz Garcia
We need more affordable housing in the area and housing/business that serve and can be afforded by the community.
This project threatens the wellbeing of the working class families & individuals who make up Lincoln Heights. Our well being & shelter must not be sacrificed for another predatory gentrification project.
Does not consider the historic Lincoln Heights community. Will eventually displace economically vulnerable tenants. No gentrification! We need low income housing.
it promotes gentrification and the removal of current low income residents. It does not benefit the community, only the councilman.
Quality of life. Adding units will undoubtedly add to traffic. Along with market rates that will only turn the community into a business rather than social construct built around families and pillars of American ideals and principles.
Because low income families were evicted for overpriced housing that is marketed towards affluent people not from this neighborhood. We need more affordable housing for families that are long time residents of Los Angeles. Not overpriced singles and lofts for “artists”
I support low income and public housing in Los Angeles.
We need to protect and preserve the community of Lincoln heights
Alexis Meraz garcia
We need more affordable and secure housing for Lincoln Heights. Luxury apartments and developments threaten the livelihood of long time residents who are struggling to remain in the area. I firmly say no to the gentrification of Lincoln Heights.
I oppose the project because we need to protect our communities especially communities as diverse as Lincoln Heights. Gentrification displaces the people who made these neighborhoods great and takes away their home not just in literal structure but in community in familiarity and social circles as well. Not to mention the trend is that it effectively displaces Black brown and other people of color from their own neighborhoods allowing wealthy (More socially mobile) white new comers to start and take the neighborhood from those who literally created its culture. Los Angeles does not need anymore gentrification or buildings which will increase the rate of new comers to our neighborhoods. Look towards community leaders for imagining how to built and increase affordable housing not money hungry developers who don’t understand or know the community at all.
Because we are all a community and we should empower one another!!
Not needed for Lincoln Heights due to the already overcrowded neighborhood
I have multiple reasons for opposing this project , but the one that sticks in my craw is this! What's with all the shiestyness that surrounds almost all of the current building project in this area. How come poeple (residents) are not being given even the slightest bit of say on the way our proud city grows and takes shape?
No community input
This project is a threat to the community that makes Lincoln Heights what it is. For far too long our neighborhood council and powers that be have sold the community out, to USC Keck and other communities. What little rentals we have, greedy landlords have pushed out long-term, immigrant, senior and disabled residents. This is also at a time when we should be protecting our long time residents and small businesses.
Because we don't need need them
We already have to much people here don't need anymore and we want to keep our community at our at offerdable price we could offer with those luxuries appt. I bet the prices are gonna go up
Affordable housing is at stake
We dont need more apartments or more ppl in the city ,so many ppl losing there jobs!! put something better that will benefit the city...
it is too crowded no parking and it will probably be to expensive and low income housing
Lincoln Heights and LA need affordable housing not unaffordable luxury units. Stop gentirifying our amazing city especially as we face a pandemic.
Our community needs more affordable housing for our residents. Not a luxury high rise apartment.
This is gentrification at its worst
It will affect low income families
Community don’t need luxury apartments
Not benefiting the local population
I will have to face increased traffic on my way to work. This will also fuel gentrification which will in turn fuel the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.
It is a threat to the community
Higher prices in a low income neighborhood pushes natives out and gentrification
There is not enough parking in the area as it is.
Although i am all for diversity i feel this is a step in the wrong direction. If anything this wpuld be a detriment to the community and its cultural integrity.
Gentrification is hurting our hoods, they need to be stopped asap!
Lincoln Heights is already over populated. There is no parking on the streets. The cost of living is so high multiple families are forced to live together in one small home or even apartment. This will just make the situation worse. Gil Cedillo does not have his best interest at heart for the residents of Lincoln Heights. The streets are full of furniture and trash, especially in the VERY NEGLECTED ALLEYS in the avenues. Our streets are uneven and have tons of potholes, more people, more cars will create more of that. This is not a positive thing for our community!
Juan M Castro
This only helps a certain kind of people
Not enough parking and the vehicular entrance and exit should be on Pasadena Avenue with dedicated deceleration and acceleration lanes.
I do not want developers deciding the future of our communities without our input
If and when anyone builds housing in this city it needs to be on a liberatory basis - not further gentrification.
This development hurts 90% of Lincoln heights residents. This development is a blatant and obvious attempt to displace a population in a largely rent controlled area and shift demographics away from the minority communities that currently inhabit it. When projects like these, which are bad for at least 70% of the community (low income housing eligible renters) it’s obvious to see that the governing entities are more interested in lining the pockets of real estate developers than the well-being of the communities they were intended to serve.
Community needs more AFFORDABLE housing not market rate developments that raise rent for everyone!
I oppose this because gentrification of neighborhoods is modern day colonization. We have no where to go. This is our home. You cannot make us leave.
It is insensitive in scale, it will block the light for any building across the street from it. It is completely out of proportion to the neighborhood. It reeks of bribes and dirty dealing.
For the detrimental effects it will cause to the community, of which I am a part of.
As a native Angeleno, the residents in Lincoln Heights are my neighbors, to see that they even have to demand this dialogue is disgusting. This conversation is necessary. This will affect so many marginalized groups of people and hurt those just trying to live. If Gil goes forward with this proposed project without hearing and listening to the people, he will be a disappointment to me and the communities that actually make this city so great.
Because any big changes to a community must be done for and with the community
City Council needs to STOP this disaster of a project from moving forward. The residents of the historic neighborhood of Lincoln Heights have legal rights and their concerns MUST be addressed. The conditions under which City Planning approved this project are highly questionable and possibly Illegal. An investigation is mandatory due to the current revelations of the widespread pay-to-play transactions happening in our city government and validated by the FBI. This type of project is extremely inappropriate as it does not serve the needs of the community and in turn would lead to the displacement of those that need housing security the most. City Council MUST DENY this project from moving forward and must also investigate other projects that have been approved by City Planning with similar questionable motives.
My community is not for sale.
fast tracked approval without community input
It will displace others in my community
The homeless crisis is a nightmare. By continuously adding more unaffordable housing the homeless crisis will grow. This is not what is needed, we need affordable housing for families and elderly. I’m tired of seeing homeless people everywhere.
Because it will further displace my neighborhood. It will exacerbate the homelessness crisis.
We need to stop displacing those already in the community. The LA council/government needs to reform their zoning laws so that we can continue to provide affordable housing vs continue having the current rules and regulations that are so strict and costly that only luxury housing companies are able to build properties. The city needs to stop taking advantage of suffering communities. Gentrification does not solve the problem, it ignores it.
Gentrification like this is violent to a community. Especially during a pandemic.
Housing is a human right. This move would take us further from guaranteeing this right by snatching away affordable housing for luxury apartments in a pandemic that disproportionately impacts lower income folks. It is not right to value capital over human life. This development will contribute to gentrification and increasing homelessness and will uphold systemically racist ideals by refusing to listen to residents of color who understand the negative impact this will have on them.
Not right for the neighborhood
It is wrong, predatory and exploitative to allow housing to be ripped away for a so called market from an already disenfranchised community rooted in the area. The social cost of this greatly outweighs any benefit this real estate group can tout will come of buying off rent controlled buildings in communities where the vast majority of folks are renters and unable to purchase homes despite living there for decades. Even having to social capital to fight for their homes is difficult to come by for numerous reasons tipping the scales yet again to this LLC.
Gentrification is another form of discrimination and we have to stop it! Families are being displaced, and during the pandemic especially that is significantly harmful to the wellbeing of our communities. We must value people and their lives over property and profit.
We need affordable housing and housing for the homeless. This will cause more displacement.
This project will dramatically affect my neighborhood displacing many long time residents and shifting the makeup of Lincoln Heights.
Because this is a threat to our health and well being, gentrification is violence!!
Having this kind of development will be detrimental to the current long time residents of LINCOLN HEIGHTS and it’s neighbors like myself. This will displace even more residents as it will add to the already growing gentrification. It will further erase the working class and continue to push families deeply rooted in Lincoln Heights out on to the streets.
Lincoln heights is being gentrified and the people who have lived there are being pushed out those communities and that’s not fair to them.
I don’t want people to be displaced.
GENTRIFICATION IS VIOLENCE
Why are we building more UNAFFORDABLE housing during a HOUSING CRISIS?!? But we all know the answer to that question... this development is about PROFIT, not PEOPLE, and this development's going to look good in your pockets even though it's going to sit empty for years because PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD IT.
MAKE IT 100% TRULY AFFORDABLE OR GET OUT.
That is ugly as hell and does not meet the needs nor the aesthetic of the neighborhood.
As a member of this community, I see everyday the people this would most disproportionately impact - this is NOT a good solution for affordable, inclusive housing. Our neighborhood and the people that built it deserve more!
We need affordable housing, not luxury development in 90031, as well as rent control along commercial corridors to protect local small businesses. The condominium project will facilitate the erasure and displacement of the current residents and business owners.
I’m opposing this project because families will be displaced who will inherently become homeless. Once these ugly buildings go up everyone forgets about the families who are struggling to pay rent in this pandemic and raise the the rent to where the people who are from here will not be able to afford.
Miguel Perez Guzman
Fuck the rich. They cannot continue their systematic erasure of people ESPECIALLY during a pandemic. If it isn’t beneficial to my neighbors and myself then it doesn’t belong in my community.
This development is a direct threat to the community and ushers in immediate displacement of POC and family’s. Stay the fuck out of north east la and east la!
Lincoln Heights neighborhood council was bypassed and never approved the project.
It will cause a lot of despair for low income families
Stop fast tracking luxury developments! Gentrification has lead to only suffering for those who are not profiting from it. We need low income housing more than ever, not luxury condos.
If the city continues to build expensive housing, we push out low-income individuals. This leads to homelessness among families, uprooting to search for affordable housing, and creates a classist divide. How can someone push for profit over the livelihood of people? Convert to affordable housing, invest in section 8 housing, we can invest in the community in a myriad of ways that doesn't push out a while ass group of people.
I oppose this project because it will further exacerbate the parking issues in the community by bringing in a large influx of people.
No Blue Collar job with decent pay would be able to afford housing in this area. MIDDLE CLASS are under attack and this Project proves it!
It lacks proper standards for cultural integration in addition to community outreach. It will not be for those living in Lincoln Heights, but for those wanting to replace the population with a new demographic.
Unfair to the local community and the people that grew up there
Oversized (will bring more traffic and there is already a large amount to Pasadena Avenue), market rate units when rents here for working class already very hard to meet, predict bottom store front units will be empty just like the units by cypress park gold line station. This sets a precedent for market rate apartments and dense development in a working class neighborhood. In addition, the design of the project, if one can call it that, is trite and in short redundant of faux modern garbage around the city. Evidently designing a project in keeping with the historic nature of the community is something not taught in urban planning and architecture programs. Or the ubiquitous orange door, horizontal fence, is what sells so who cares right?
I support the working class community of Lincoln Heights & their right to fair and affordable housing. Community input is essential!
Too much traffic already, hard to find parking on the streets. we do not need another apartment complex this large especially with Covid 19 too many people to social distance.
The community is overcrowded and if we are going to build something it should be affordable to the people of the exit community.
I think this development displaced residents who have lived in the neighborhood for long term. The scale of the project is too large, disruptive and changes the face of the community in a negative way.
I oppose the project because it does not benefit the community. Rent is expensive as is, and this project will only make low income families less likely to afford to stay in the area.
Overdevelopment for the infrastructure in this neighborhood, parking concerns for several surrounding streets, environmental concerns with excavation of compromised soil, increased traffic during peak hours On Ave 34 and Pasadena Ave (already difficult to make a left on/off Pasadena Ave, pedestrian safety with school safety routes affected, Avenue 34 and Artesian St (very narrow st with no sidewalks) can’t withstand the increase in the number of vehicles driving in and out of complex, not enough parking spaces provided to tenants, limited affordable units,
Luxury apartments will only raise the rent in a working class neighborhood like Lincoln Heights. These do nothing to benefit the community
These developments are ruining our communities. Not to mention it’s a heinous monstrosity. Please, preserve don’t destroy!
We need affordable housing NOT overpriced housing.
It’s affordable housing or nothing! Gentrification is war on the poor.
It will only push out families that are already having a hard time trying to make ends meet.
In South Pasadena, we also have huge RHNA numbers to meet, but the only housing that's being built is luxury housing. Our Mission/Meridian Transit Village development built in 2005 received numerous breaks because of its proximity to transit. To date, not one single resident there commutes by train.
We need to conserve our community & keep it affordable to the people who already live here!!!
This area does not need luxury housing, it does not cater to the population and will displace the people who have lived there for decades
For the safety and well being of the Working class and black and brown communities
The people around this neighborhood can not afford to pay $2500 for a one bedroom.
I oppose the wrongful eviction of tenants
Grew up in Lincoln heights ave 21. It’s always been a area where low income families can raise their children in a safe relatively affordable environment and it’s why the community has been able to be self sustaining with little help from the government. If you take away the affordability you push out the families that built the sense of community you find so attractive.
The development does not work to support the community and works to displace it instead. Even if the structure includes low income units, the city is not advocating for the needs of local citizens. Instead, it’s giving in to the developer’s bottom line.
This project is going to displace thousands of residents that have lived in Lincoln Heights for years, some their whole lives. We have watched this happened to surrounding neighborhoods, we will not allow it to happen here. We the people have a voice and we will be heard.
Community input and Transparency in transactions are the minimum requirements.
I oppose the lack of Ethics.
This housing will not benefit the people of Lincoln Heights. This is a low income community who is already suffering from the effects of gentrification. This will only serve to further oppress and displace its people. They will face more evictions and will pay more rent as a direct result of this project. I absolutely do not approve of this “luxury” development in our community, they have no place here since they will not be built to help, benefit, or uplift the people of Lincoln Heights, but rather do the complete opposite. We need projects that will help to enrich our community, we need AFFORDABLE housing FOR the people of Lincoln Heights. Our community is not for sale.
This project is of little effort to lift up the low income people in this neighborhood who are on the verge of becoming homeless, due to a surge in rent costs in the city of L.A. This project is unaffordable to almost 90% of the population in and surrounding Lincoln Heights.
Because I support efforts to not let LA become a playground for the rich and their developments. The City’s history can’t be erased any longer. LA is for the people
Preserve Lincoln heights. Stop the removal of affordable housing.
I don't support gentrification in my neighborhood.
NO TO GENTRIFICATION!!!!!
Stop taking housing from low income communities! Invest that wealth in the community NOT GENTRIFICATION!
No to luxury apartments on our neighborhoods
Maria De La Cruz
I oppose this project because this is not for the community’s these will be use to gentrify the community and slowly push away people that been living there and it is not ok .
Projects like these leave less homes for poverty stricken families, gentrify communities, and leave less room for POCs.
Gentrification has impacted low income communities of color for far too long. This new development will cause a negative domino effect on our community; it will increase property values, thus rendering low income families unable to afford housing in Lincoln Heights. It is disrespectful to the community to sideline our perspectives and move forward with a project as if our lives weren’t impacted.
We need affordable and green housing. Keep people in the homes they have. Lining the pockets of developers.
Too many units and not enough dedicated affordable housing
This will cause displacement and harm for so many families and people who have lived in the area for generations. A resident myself I have seen and also experienced the displacement first hand. It is terrible and must stop. There are much better uses for that space and the community needs to be heard.
It is not fair for the residents that have been living in this community for more than 20 years. Gentrification is real and it does not benefit the low income families. These luxury projects should be built in communities where money is not a problem. Building this luxury apartments not only hurts our community but also the families that would be affected.
we dont need luxury development we need community support
This will displace more long life families away no low income housing what a shame
The current residents of Lincoln Heights matter! If they get evicted families will be homeless!
Because it is gonna skyrocket rent and kick the working class people out thier homes
Please preserve one of the last truly diverse neighborhoods in LA by NOT APPROVING this project. Additionally the traffic congestion brought by this project will make this area and surrounding areas more dangerous and prone to accidents.
It displaces people and brings in outsiders to a community and disrupts the neighborhood. Los Angeles needs more affordable housing and services for the community, not more luxury condos.
The incoming generation of Lincoln heights residents seeking housing as they move out of their parents homes should have reasonable and affordable access to housing in the neighborhoods. This project won’t tend to the needs of the community.
people will loose their homes. it wont help the community and the people that already live in the community. its not right
this is gentrification at its most obvious and dangerous. it will disproportionately affect POC in our neighborhood and un-house families
This will continue to disproportionately push out the people who already live in the area
Will lead to overcrowded parking. Does not serve neighborhood
Because there was not enough community input, they are marginalizing us people of color
I don’t want to see more Black and brown people displaced
Karla O Juarez
It's erasing our culture, and community. Pushes for more gentrification and it's allowing for displacement of our people.
High rents will promote furthered gentrification, while not enough parking in the structure will have a huge impact on an already impacted neighborhood street parking situation.
Los Angeles needs affordable housing NOW not luxury developments.
I stand in solidarity with those living in Lincoln Heights. The violent gentrification going on especially right now during the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement is especially heinous. The people of Lincoln Heights should have final say on what this property should be used for. Transparency should be key, and construction should be halted immediately!
Lisa Del Castillo
As a Los Angeles Native, from North East LA it is exhausting to see ugly, unaffordable housing ruin neighborhoods and push out families who were living there first. The gentrification causes extreme displacement and ruins the true culture of Los Angeles.
Gentrification is violence against the poor and working class, and a meeting is the bare minimum these developers could do to act with accountability.
This is not serving the community and will only end up taking money out of the neighborhood and contributing to the displacement of local residents.
The city needs to stop supporting luxury housing and start supporting low income housing. We have an extreme housing crisis in Los Angeles. The city council needs to stop making it worse by allowing luxury development projects to take place. Also, we know that Huizar isn’t the only one getting kick backs from developers. We’re watching you, Los Angeles City Council.
I don’t support gentrification
If the city really wants to fix the issues in our communities you don’t do it by using developers to bring in the desired demographic and kick out people who have been here for generations and made LH what it is. Gentrification is displacing too many people and this project in the midst of a pandemic is a lack of empathy and consideration on behalf of our city officials.
Because gentrification is wrong
We need more housing in our communities not more projects that cater to white wealthy individuals!
This is a colossal waste of time and space and money and will be a massive displacement to the community
They don’t need it there
1. Ugly and 2. Unfair planning process
Money should be going directly into the communities already present in Lincoln heights. This building will contribute to the affordable housing crisis, displacing families and uprooting/disrespecting life and culture.
This project will hike rent up in the area and displace local people who have lived in the area for a long time. This is intentional gentrification and should be stopped IMMEDIATELY.
This project is a threat to the residents of Lincoln Heights. These apartments will fast-track the gentrification of our neighborhood, displacing countless residents, many of whom have been here their entire lives. The fabric of this neighborhood is the residents. This neighborhood is culturally and historically significant BECAUSE of the people who have lived her and fought to keep Lincoln Heights’ culture. This project is violence to our low income residents and will push them into houselessness or worse. We deserve a place at the table.
I oppose the displacement of long-term tenants
This is not going to help our low income population nor is it in the best interest of the community. No more gentrification
Land development should not be approved without beginning a conversation with the community. Not only would this result in high rent displacing current residents, it continues to showcase the systemic flaw and selfish agenda of City Hall. Any change should be made for the people and by the people.
THIS IS FURTHERING THE DISPLACEMENT OF WHAT HAS EXISTED HERE FOR A LONG TIME JUST TO GENTRIFY IT WITH “LUXURY APTS”! THIS IS NOT OKAY
Worrisome for current residents
I have lived in Lincoln Heights and have witnessed the tight knit community. It is one the most intact communities in LA and does not need it’s streets becoming overcrowded from a huge apartment building that cannot support parking spaces for it’s own residents in said building. If these homes are not focused on housing the community of Lincoln Heights, and priced at a rate that people can afford, then the project is threatening the culture and community of that neighborhood, a historic neighborhood. If the community and Lincoln Heights council has not been a part of conversations and decision making, then the approval of the project is ignoring the people it will affect most, and begging the question: what is the motive for building a 400+ apartment building (with half the parking spaces able to accommodate potential renters)? What are you hiding that you are afraid will not be agreeable by making decisions without consulting the community? And finally, this practice of gentrification is a furthering of colonial practices like that of taking land from Native peoples in the US, those of which have been pushed out and given homes on land that is nutrient depleted and scarce of resources. Gentrifying Lincoln Heights is asking people who have lived there for decades to move out, further away, distant from their community, roots, and resources that THEY built in the neighborhood—to be reaped by newcomers who do not have anyone else’s well-being in mind besides their own (the building owners and planners especially). Let’s learn from history instead of repeating it blindly and ignorantly.
It’s not good for the neighborhood
It is a way to push out the working class
Gentrification is the erasure of black and brown communities, the erasure or our culture and most importantly it is the erasure of fellow Angelenos like myself who call this area our home. Gentrification needs to stop or else innocent families and individuals will suffer.
This means the destruction of an already important space for our community.
New Luxury Apartments will displace those affected by Novel Coronavirus job loss
Wen Ying Liu
I don’t want anymore gentrifiers in Lincoln heights.
I oppose evictions.
468 new apts is unnecessary!!!
Richard Ramirez Jr
The city of Los Angeles is facing a housing crisis as a direct outcome of developments such as these. WE DONT NEED LUXURY UNITS WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING. This is disgusting that the city is run by money from projects like these that are only intended to ruin the city and the lives of those these developments displace.
It will displace people who live in the community, it will affect the community by bringing the rich class over here to an old community and taking over
Leticia Maria Muro
Lack of affordable units and increase in surface street congestion.
No to gentrification
The wrong kind of resource into the community
More affordable housing is the key to improving California communities, NOT luxury apartments.
This community needs to be heard.
It will dismantle the creative, cultural identity of Lincoln Heights
This is a politically corrupt development
I grew Up in north east LA and lived there 33 years of my life. Due to all the luxury apartments/condos and gentrification, I was Forced to move away from my own home town last year. I am Happy to have the town uplifted and Modified just not to the extent that people are taking advantage and the locals being taken from their own homes due to price gouging rents and mortgages. Our low income and homeless families deserve low income housing. We should be saving the communities people not devastating their entire lives. Please do not built more luxury apartment/condos. Build affordable housing for the locals. Thank you
More traffic. Changing community
It’s a dumb project
Why are we building a “luxury” complex when are people within the community are struggling to stay in their homes and not get illegally evicted!! There was also no sort of communication about this to the people living here!
There must be community input on a project this large. What needs does it serve and does it serve them for the community of Lincoln heights or for gentrifiers and profit?
No on gentrification
LA city planning should be working on concrete ways to promote growth and invest in the current population and community, rather than adding 500 new LUXURY units to the community.
This building will feed into gentrification and the displacement of Lincoln Heights community members!! The community did not ask for this and we don not want it!
This will displace many from their home town. Not good for the hood.
no one in the community was consulted... pushing development forward in the midst of city hall’s pay to play scandal... displacing neighbors for LUXURY APARTMENTS???? they should be ashamed
Born, raised, and currently living in Lincoln Heights, I want to ensure that my neighbors and my own family are able to continue to live safely and affordably in our beloved neighborhood.
Build affordable housing.
In much of LA you’ll find luxury apartments but you’ll also find a large population of homeless folk. I live in Inglewood and we are battling a transition of gentrification and resident displacement. I’m signing this petition to help residents from being displaced. AFFORDABLE housing is a necessity Luxurious housing is not.
Lincoln Heights deserves better than ugly condos. We deserve accessible living spaces for the workin class communities already in Lincoln Heights.
Poor communities always get the short end of the stick or nothing at all.
This project is not geared towards helping resents reside there and there has be ZERO community input or involvement
Further erases communities that have been continually uprooted and pushed out due to gentrification, this apt complex will hurt the community
The lack of community involvement in decision making is unacceptable. This will greatly impact the neighborhood and current residents must be consulted.
I wish to see communities of color intact. Every housing development only serves the rich and the white and is directly harmful to communities which have existed in these places for years at this point. Communities of color deserve to thrive, not just people who can afford massive apartments. Actively displacing people and contributing to the homeless problem is evil.
This displaces residents.
This project is a violent affront on the long-standing communities living in Lincoln Heights. Most people have lived here for 20-30 years. My neighbors grow fruit in their yards, have dogs, raise kids. A project like this would only attract affluent, white people into an area and slowly displace the predominantly Latinx community that already lives here. We do not need giant complexes we need affordable housing.
This 400+ units of luxury condos will displace residents while not serving the already existing community.
Large developments of luxury apartments further the process of gentrification and displacement of the neighborhood’s native community, in this case the Lincoln Heights area. This project does not serve the Lincoln Heights community and I oppose it completely.
The project will displace vulnerable populations who have called Lincoln Heights home for their entire lives especially during the pandemic. The community should be involved in the decisions made about them
No more gentrification! No more displacing people.
Do not build
As a resident of Lincoln Heights, this “project” is extremely unsettling. Our community is not up for grabs in this scheme to displace minorities. This is our home. We’d like to preserve the community and put a halt to further gentrification and displacing current residents with this gaudy complex.
no more gentrification
This new building with directly harm the community of Lincoln Heights, and must have a chance to be opposed.
the gentrification of working class POC dominant neighborhoods, especially during a housing crisis, will only further harm the community and those who reside within in
Keep Lincoln heights affordable!!
I oppose the gentrification of Lincoln heights and the community needs to be involved in this dialogue.
Luxury housing is not what this neighborhood needs. This project puts multi generational families at risk and threatens to eradicate this neighborhoods community.
We do NOT need luxury apartments. Stop this gentrification and blatant disregard for the community that is already in place & opposes this construction.
If long time residents of Lincoln Heights can’t afford to live in the proposed project, what is the point? BIG NO to the project
Against the displacement and stripping of our community
it doesn’t belong in the neighborhood, people never asked for this
To keep the community safe from gentrification
This will harm long term residents of the neighborhood and lead to more developments that displace residents and create an unaffordable environment
no gentrification in Lincoln Heights. we don’t need luxury apartments here, especially in this pandemic. we need public assistance and services.
Unfit environment for luxury apartments
A luxury modern eye sore of an apartment building is not what this historic neighborhood needs. Why not invest in the buildings and businesses that are already there?
I live in this community and love it too much to let it become Just some place to visit. We deserve better than this .
It displaces members of the community who are already there and won’t be able to survive or afford the gentrification.
Resident of Lincoln heights that opposes any displacement of tenants/ whitewashing of the beautiful brown heritage that defines Lincoln heights.
Arrow de Wilde
My family is born and raised in east la & this would completely ruin the neighborhood & a lot of families lives. Lincoln heights doesnt need a bunch of yuppies coming & ruining whats been there for so long & what many natives call home.
OPPOSE. You already destroyed our city, don’t destroy Lincoln Heights!
No community input!
Gentrification anywhere is a threat to low income people. I am in opposition of this project because this building will displace low income people and will spike the rent and living prices to the point that it will become impossible for low income people to live there as seen in echo park, Inglewood, Koreatown, and countless other areas in LA.
Gentrification is evil
We need affordable housing for vulnerable communities not luxury apartments that we cannot afford. The rich are ruining the city and ruining lives. This is violence.
it displaces low-income brown and black people and will destroy lincoln heights as we know it
Because it’s wrong and gentrification will eventually push all our people away as long as we let this happen
We don’t need more luxury condos that gentrify and kick out the people that have been living here for decades.
This development will displace long time communities of Lincoln heights and was approved without the council of the community. It is blatant disregard for the people of Lincoln heights.
Lincoln Heights needs more affordable/low income housing. Not luxury projects that will displace current residents.
Affordable housing is a human right, this development will displace many families who have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Ending gentrification begins with pausing these housing developments and asking 'Who is building this? And for who? And how will it impact this area's most marginalized?'
I do not support the community being pushed out of their own community to profit greedy investors and developers.
Will further create gentrification
Because it will push our families and erase history
Because the community was not involved in the decision and gentrification affects the health and well-being of the people in the community
Leave our community alone
We need affordable housing. It housing for profit.
I oppose this new construction for its disregard for the community where it will reside. LA county is currently experiencing a crisis of AFFORDABLE housing. We do not need more luxury apartments that will sit empty or will further push out communities of color.
Gentrification is bad.
Ugly. Ruins the character of Lincoln heights
Protect the community—housing should be affordable and for all.
Not what the community wants or needs
Ruins the character of li cool heights
Stop the gentrification of east/northeast LA. Luxury developments like this displace POC & BIPOC who have lived in the community for generations.
Developments such as this push local communities out and increase gentrification, thus increasing cost of housing and living for working families who have lived in these neighborhoods all their lives!
We need sustainable and affordable housing. This project will directly negatively impact local residents and increase displacement.
Because it’s the largest land development in Lincoln heights, and do they really need to destroy and displace another neighborhood? Are we trying to move more people to LA during a pandemic? The numbers here are so high already. You know how many hours less people are in LA? You don’t fix a housing crisis by demolishing blocks and building luxury apartments. That only further displaced people of low income and brings new people here. Leave the heights alone!
We need affordable housing not luxury condos.
This project will cause displacement and will further escalate the gentrification in Lincoln Heights.
This isn’t helping the community. I used to live in this part of town and I loved it bc it was u touched by gentrification and still felt like real LA
Because the building of luxury apartments higher the cost of the neighborhood which in turn raises rent which pushes black and brown people out of their own homes. This perpetuates a system of capitalism and generational poverty.
A project of this magnitude will forcibly evict And displace an already vulnerable community, putting thousands at risk.
We must protect and preserve our community. The project does not do this. It is ugly and will be affordable
Gentrification kills and the community of Lincoln Heights clearly opposes this gaudy, supremacist new development.
this is gentrification at its worst, and by fast tracking it during COVID the city is taking advantage of its community members. no new developments unless they are low-income housing or housing for the unhoused, and no new developments until the city takes time to reinvest in its original members instead of pushing them out.
for the reasons listed. Los angeles does not need luxury housing—we need housing that is affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it.
We are in a pandemic, the last thing we need is more unaffordable housing in a neighborhood that has already been rapidly changed
Gentrification is an exploitative offense committed against communities of color.
Luxury condo/apartment buildings like the one that is being planned with displace current and long standing residents of Lincoln Heights. These new complexes will drive rents up and absolutely do not service the community that already is living here and is actively opposed to these builds. I have a lot of houseless neighbors who already can’t afford housing in this neighborhood! With more and more luxury apartments popping up the rate of houselessness will just grow and grow. Older folks and families are most vulnerable to these new buildings, people that own local businesses will suffer because the people that will be able to afford these new apartments will not be shopping in Lincoln Heights or supporting out local economy. It’s unethical and selfish of these developers to build these units that are inaccessible to the immediate community in Lincoln Heights and will further displace long-standing vulnerable residents of Lincoln Heights. We don’t want profiteering developer buildings in our neighborhoods!!
Disrupting the areas heritage and inhabitants for capita
We don’t need ugly gentrification condos going up, without care and style, just so some corrupt real estate developers can make easy money off of “an up and coming neighborhood.” It’s unethical and displaced people who have lived in Lincoln Heights for generations
It's a horrible thing for the community. Lincoln hights doesn't need it.
This is a family neighborhood and one of the few affordable neighborhoods in the city. We must protect neighborhoods like this at all costs.
we don’t need more luxury apartments that are inaccessible for the community we don’t need more landlords intimidating and causing violence to the community this is NOT IT!!!!
This will ruin a historically significant neighborhood for a multitude of reasons
I oppose the project because rents in the area are already out of control. People who have lived in the neighborhood for decades are being priced out by uncontrolled rent increases and heartless landlords and groups capitalizing on these disgusting trends. No one should be uprooted from their homes that they have been at their entire lives just so out of town people can come in and push them out because they have more money to drive up the market.
The people don’t want it
This project will displace low income families.
This project is another example of gentrification that will only harm and displace the majority minority and working class community of Lincoln Heights. It is highly unethical and violent and I oppose damaging this community.
There are better options to utilize the vacancy than building luxury apartments and slowly eliminating the cultural diversity in Lincoln Heights.
We need to support and protect our neighborhoods from housing that does not benefit its current city residents.
The neighborhood does not need luxury condos; this is going to negatively impact the community and cause the cost of living to increase. To pursue this sort of build without public input is a seedy move by Cedillo and the Pinyon Group. The neighborhood needs more low income housing!
Because gentrification results in the displacement of our community members
Because it harms an already struggling community and will further isolate long time residents from keeping housing.
We need affordable housing not luxury apartments.
This kind of development project is one of the most permanent / final stages of gentrification, pushing out the community that created the neighborhood you cruelly and carelessly erase and paint over with soulless whiteness.
It is a threat to the preservation and culture of Lincoln Heights and citizens. Gentrification is pushing out residents that have lived here for over 20 years.
We like our community as it we just improvements to already existing problems, we do not need more gentrification
An extremely luxury development is antithetical to the community already residing in Lincoln Heights. To take away so much potential housing for the working families of 90031 is morally bankrupt and it is WRONG. More than likely the building will not even serve this ridiculous capacity, creating empty apartments when we have THOUSANDS of unhoused Angelinos.
Housing in LA is becoming unaffordable for many residents and this will probably make it that much worse. Plus the building would be an ugly eyesore
Gentrification and the building of these complexes is an act of violence I have seen forced into my neighborhood and communities that I would not wish on others.
As a born and raised Angeleno, this kind of development threatens the way of life and wellbeing of my neighbors. To continue to build luxury complexes, that are exempt from rent control, is to ignore the reality of the people of Los Angeles. We are not all wealthy, and these developments continue to expand the wealth gap, and push Angelenos out of their homes and historic neighborhoods. In a city plagued by homelessness, and food insecurity, new luxury developments and other such symptoms and causes of gentrification, do nothing to help the majority. House real Angelenos. Not rich transplants.
Gentrification of this community is actively displacing those that were here first.
End the displacement of local non white los angeles residents for profit! this is wrong and has to stop!!!
Luxury apartments are not for the people of the community
Let’s not gentrify our neighborhoods.
Gentrification is VIOLENCE
Stop destroying our communities, take your “luxury apartments “ to the South Bay.
Setting a continually destructive precedent for the erasure of historic neighborhoods and the continual displacement of longtime working class residents
I oppose this project as it will displace many long standing community members in the near future.
I oppose this project as it will displace many long standing community members in the near future.
This is not in the interest of the community that brought this neighborhood up. This is in the interest of people who do not care about the community.
gentrification, ugly, dont need it, need affordable housing and community led projects
I am tired of families and la natives being pushed out of their neighborhoods due to skyrocketing rent and irrelevant businesses. This neighborhood does not need coffee shops, little boutiques, or expensive ass apartments that no one can afford. It needs resources to educate and bring a community together.
Daniel Ray Bengston
It is unnecessary construction and it is not keeping the community’s best interest in mind.
To Stop gentrification and illegal evictions
To prevent the further displacement of people in the area
I oppose the project because in the end many people are going to be displaced with the cost of rent going up.
These developments change the shapes of entire communities. If they are going to trey and put it in this neighborhood they must have a public discourse with members of the community at the very least. Especially during a pandemic this is a disgusting project to have to transparency on
I strongly disagree about this project. I feel it’s unfair for the local community and this will heavily affect the area’s rent control. Gentrification needs to be stopped. If this project continues, many more will come and many families from lower income communities will be pushed out of their homes. We need to end this now!
Nobody wants this shit building in the neighborhood
I oppose the project because gentrifications commonly displaces communities of color, like the community in Lincoln Heights, and I don’t want to see that happening in a place where I formally lived.
Not right!!! Gentrification!
I’m all for improving our communities but this project seems to be taking advantage of that, so for that, I oppose this project.
It will not serve the needs of the community unless it’s 100% truly affordable meaning 100% of the units are rented at ELI (extremely low income) and if the property is restricted to an affordable housing covenant to keep it affordable for the next 100+ years. Regardless, the community needs to be involved in discussions and feedback sessions before anything is approved!
As the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, it is vital we keep its historic touch and keep the residents living here who’ve called this sector of LA home for numerous years. This is a pure example of profit over people. This development project shouldn’t even be considered to begin a phase of development here. An absolute joke.
It is ruining the peace of the neighborhood and causing pollution . And it is taking away from the community has been there forever.
It’s a threat to the community because it promotes gentrification
This is NOT what the community needs or wants! It will only work to further gentrify north East LA.
Because these luxury projects are agents of displacement that destroy communities and offer little in the way of meaningful affordable housing or servicing the actual needs of the community that lives there
for displacing locals and ignoring the demands and needs of those indigenous to the lincoln heights community
LA needs affordable housing now! The city needs to respect and preserve working class communities. Housing is a human right. LA does not need another hideous building full of vacant, luxury apartments towering over unhoused, displaced and working people. Let the people of Lincoln Heights decide the future of their community.
We dont need luxury, we need affordability!!
no to gentrification in lincoln heights and to the displacement of the working class latinx individuals and families!
Stop gentrification and keep affordable housing!
These developments displace life long residents of the neighborhood all to profit and make housing UNAFFORDABLE. Enough is enough. No more gentrification.
It is an unnecessary project that will do more harm to our community
The community doesn’t need it!!!!!
It will displace locals from their homes and strip them of their right to affordable housing.
I would like to move to LH and a development like this robs the neighborhood of what I find desirable
They didn’t ask me
This project is detrimental to the livelihood of the 30k of Lincoln Heights; the completion of this project will result in major displacement and homelessness for residents of Lincoln Heights, many who lack the financial means to look for another place to live. Gentrification is lawful colonialism, colonialism will always result in genocide; only it will be committed by people in uniform
its too expensive for this neighborhood its displacing life long residents who are mainly poc, so its removing the cultural significance of this area. This is actively going to increase the cost of living for the area and push out lower income families from their homes.
This will push longtime residents out through gentrification.
Because Lincoln Heights has been one of my families many homes and, it would be a shame to see it disappear.
I don’t want families to be evicted from their homes during a pandemic, this is horrendous and evil.
We’re aren’t getting a say in our neighborhood.
Moving forward with this project is essentially moving forward with contribution to LAs already large housing crisis.
It’s fucking horrid and would bring more gentrifier trash to the neighborhood
Even though I do not live in Lincoln Heights, I have lived in communities that have been gentrified—my dad is currently homeless due to forced eviction to build luxury homes. Gentrification is violence. For these communities to undergo decades of racist zoning laws and then have wealthy people enter their communities just to take it from them and force them out all over again is inherently violent. If the community largely does not support a project because it wouldn’t benefit the community, that project shouldn’t happen. Plain and simple.
Gentrification is genocide and this project will directly affect the Black and Brown community of Lincoln Heights
Gentrification of lower income/ historic neighborhoods is incredibly detrimental to the lower class people and the already suffering communities that’s plummeted in evictions. The people of Lincoln heights are being illegally evicted and displaced daily. I demand this project halt, or upon completion being turned into a shelter for the houseless.
Enough gentrification! Let people keep their neighborhoods and communities instead of cramming personality-free, overpriced houses everywhere.
theyre erasing the culture
This project will drive up the price of the neighborhood that consists mostly of renters, causing displacement. I oppose any and all luxury developments especially in working class neighborhoods.
it’s genocide to the community
I oppose the project because I have lived near Lincoln heights and have valued the authentic culture and found beauty without the need for luxury condos. It’s easily one of the last & best places in the city that isn’t so capitalized on. Please do not approve.
A gentrification project of this magnitude will do nothing but tear apart the Lincoln Heights community by displacing residents whose families have lived there for decades and established the local culture. The community of Lincoln Heights needs investments like community services, affordable housing, and rent support during this pandemic. Instead of alotting resources to the community, this new unit development project would throw away the resources Lincoln Heights residents so direly need for unaffordable and hideous luxury housing for the developers own profit, not the need of the community.
I oppose this project because I believe that there is an over crowding in LA and this does not help. This also makes living in the area harder for people and families who have resided in this area for years, no one should be subject to higher rent prices due to these apartments. Another reason I oppose this project is because it most likely will not be good for the environment to house people in overcrowded areas.
This is a home to many and it shouldn’t be gentrified. White people already have so many other places they could choose from. WHYYYY OUR STREETS?
lincoln heights is beautiful the way it is don’t destroy it with harmful gentrification investments
North east la has undergone extreme gentrification starting on York, and expanding to Figueroa and even more areas. The disease of gentrification is what drives communities apart while actively driving out residents who’ve lived there for years all because a loft “needs” to be built. The only thing this will do is harm the community
Gentrification / ruining the neighborhood
This project aims to displace the community, not serve it. I’ve been a resident of Lincoln Heights and believe the city’s no. 1 priority should be investing IN the existing community of historically disenfranchised people.
Affordable housing needs to be built. We don’t need more luxury apartments. LA has a homelessness/housing crisis
We need to end gentrification
my friends and family live there, and i want their neighborhood to be alright
it’s the gentrification of a highly culturally saturated city of families and citizens that are struggling to even make a living enough to live there. Projects like this and other possible future ones will eventually raise costs in the community, pushing out citizens and leaving people homeless.
Communities need affordable housing not more gentrification
Luxury apartment complexes displace people of the community who have been there long before these projects are erected. They raise rents, force businesses to close, and eradicate neighborhoods. This will disproportionately affect people of color and low-income folks.
i have friends and family members who live in lincoln heights and despite my relationship to the area any and every community should be funded from the roots and grow organically and collectively. this project is gentrification.
This development will displace long-time local residents and make people homeless.
It’s taking away potential for affordable housing in the community. It’s an eye soar
There are enough gentrified parts of LA to build this complex in already. Don’t turn Lincoln Heights into the next Echo Park. Preserve the affordability and heritage of a historic and diverse LA neighborhood.
Raising rent prices, pushing families out
Community don’t need it
It will start raising up rent around and in Lincoln heights and that doesn’t benefit that actual ppl who live in this small city
Yes I oppose, no to gentrification
Because building huge monstrous building is encroaching on a community that does not need this build a city park or something that helps the community not hurts it!!!!
It will create more displacements and illegal evictions
This project would dismantle the neighborhood for low income families. We’ve already seen what developers have done to surrounding neighborhoods like highland park. We must support low income communities now more than ever. There is simply no need for mega luxury apartments in this neighborhood.
Gentrifications, and rent cost. People should not be shoved out of there neighborhoods for apartments for the wealthy.
Will kick out low income families
stop the gentrification and extermination of one of Los Angeles first neighborhoods, allow those who were born/grew up here remain and be able to use their rights and freedom to maintain/establish new businesses and continue to be able to keep their homes and community.
These luxury apartments will most likely be unaffordable to those who would typically be able to afford to live in Lincoln Heights. There’s a chronic homelessness issue in Los Angeles. We should work on housing the homeless before building a gigantic luxury apartment that will most likely sit semi-vacant.
The development will lead to gentrification, which will lead to displacement of long time residents. The community must be heard and their lives taken in to account.
fuck these transplants
These landlords/tenants trying to get rid of people of color
There has been no conversation with the local residents
Martha Rayo Osuna
I am against the displacement of black and brown communities. This should be turned into affordable housing instead.
It’s displacing Latino and black people!!!
This project would completely destroy the integrity of our neighborhood and would displace many. Gentrification has no place in 90031, no resident wants this!!!
There needs to be actual measures to protect the poor POC communities of Pasadena, not displace them.
It’s taking from the community
I have grown up near Lincoln Heights my whole life. Watching it become overrun with new developments and businesses while simultaneously displacing countless community members is not right. This proposed project would destroy the community further
In the midst of a global pandemic that is devastating Los Angeles and disproportionately affecting our Black and Brown communities, is the worst possible time for us to gentrify Lincoln Heights and displace its BIPOC and working class residents. This project is a weapon of white supremacy and inexcusable cruelty towards these communities. Angelenos will not stand for the gentrification of Lincoln Heights.
Protect the people
The community could use a number of things before even thinking about building this. This also will send rent prices up for people who already are living paycheck to paycheck.
I do not support illegal evictions or gentrification
Lincoln Heights would not benefit from this development. It is not in the community’s best interest and that needs to come first. I have grown up in El Sereno, in close proximity to Lincoln Heights and I have watched it change over the years. This will hurt more people than it will help. Displacement from neighborhoods is a leading cause of homelessness and during a pandemic no one should be forced from their homes.
This development will tarnish the neighborhood. We need affordable housing, not luxury condos.
Correction: Because the displacement of low income POCs needs to stop in Los Angeles.
Development should not be a top-down decision making process. This project will affect those living there for the rest of their lives. Please do not impose another burden upon this community especially during these trying times. We know developers have the money, but save it for something else right now. We do not need another luxury apartment complex that’ll evict another very-much-alive community. Displacement is real, and this community really does not need that.
We need affordable housing not luxury developments
it will push people out
I oppose all forms of gentrification and displacement of citizens who have no reason to be kicked out, especially when the only reason is greed.
it’s that right
We do not need more high income housing in Los Angela’s let alone on this side of town. These buildings are getting built all over the city. No one even moves in, and we’re left with an empty eyesore that causes rents to rise and other developments to follow suit. DO NOT RUIN OUR HOME.
Quit gentrifying our city.
The increasing number of new developments without rent control will continue to push people out of their neighborhoods. LA doesn’t need more luxury apartments we need leaders/laws that care about our citizens!
Luxury condos and gentrification is not what the community needs. Not 400+ of them especially. Why is that the biggest project the community has gotten, and why has it been hidden/fastracked during covid?
It does not support the existing community, and would lead to further gent ification the the mixed class working neighborhood
Lawrence Luna Jr
We must preserve and rejuvenate our Los Angeles neighborhoods rather than forfeit them to gentrifiers that displace families who have called this home for generations. Im disgusted and appalled that the city sped this project through approval under Covid. It should be mandatory for the city to include the neighborhood in any planning or development. The people’s voice must not be silenced.
I oppose this project because gentrification rises prices for the people who have been living there. By building this department it is erasing the culture of the community.
Because people within the community deserve affordable housing.
Developers need to be checked by the people whose lives they affect. Residents of LH have a right to be heard and as a resident of Highland Park I'm ready to push back on their behalf.
These developments will drive up rent costs for surrounding residents who have lived in Lincoln Heights for a long time and deserve to have their voices and needs prioritized over profits for people who don’t even live in the neighborhood
This project poses a massive threat to neighborhood families and their housing!
Protect lincoln heights
Fuck rich people trying to fuck over local economies so they can make more money. Also the buildings will ruin the look of the city
These buildings are ugly and do not promote community. They do not blend in with the existing community.
There's no need to raise rents and push people out.
The community should decide whether or not to have such a large "project" take place.
Because it puts people who are at risk and marginalized in a compromising and displacing position. It’s unethical. Entirely unethical.
I oppose the project because it will negatively impact the current residents lifestyle, culture, and neighborhood.
gentrification is wrong!!!!
Because you will make everyone who lives in Lincoln heights become homeless
I do not support gentrification
Preserve communities in Pasadena. Also the build plan looks ugly as fuck.
Because people shouldn’t be kicked out of their homes to make room for people that can afford “luxury” apt. Stop gentrifying.
Bullshit gentrification will ruin the community.
Direct threat to our community
I oppose this project as it destroys the culture of Lincoln heights and displaces long-standing community members.
Gentrification is violence.
This is will displace residence and cause risks to them.
Project is out of scale with the neighborhood, also does not offer enough low income housing.
We need to conserve our communities and do what’s best for the people not politicians.
We dont need anymore complexes or housing units. Families are already struggling to make ends meet as it is.
Use that money to support the people and community who are and have been there!
It directly impacts then cost of current low income housing as well as gentrifies a neighborhood rich with cultures . It is a direct attack of POC communities
a 468 unit luxury apartment building will destroy the neighborhood of Lincoln Heights and will drive out life long residents of the neighborhood. There is too many empty ‘luxury’ buildings near by, its not necessary at all. Fill the 700 unit building in Chinatown first.
Why make people suffer ? I’m here to spread awareness of what’s going on.... we’re here to help the communities not separate and make people angry.
It does not put the people of Lincoln heights first!
Although I am not from Lincoln heights I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In my lifetime I have seen rapid changes across the city, changes that cater towards modern poorly constructed buildings with retail on the first floor and sky rises towering above. Developers are destroying Los Angeles, more importantly developers are destroying neighborhoods full of black and POC communities, developers with plans to gentrify and repurpose neighborhoods that already have strong and vibrant communities that do not deserve to be pushed out. Fuck developers! Preserve Lincoln Heights.
The well-being of the community
The project is a slow/ (not so) subtle push-out of a community.
Tired of Los Angeles getting expensive and gentrifying our homes for only the wealthy to enjoy. Kicking out generations of families to move somewhere else
Don’t gentrify the neighborhood
Stop gentrification! Stop capitalism!
NO ! No parking will be insane. Don’t need it
I oppose gentrification and homes that are not affordable for the local community.
Build affordable housing for communities not luxury displacement
NO BENEFITS, ONLY CORRUPTION
It is going to ruin the neighborhood.
I live close by and I do not want luxury apartments to displace the community.
Stop building luxury apartments / condos. Stop the displacement. Shady business deals, shame in Gil Cedillo
lincoln heights is already beautiful as it is!!! leave it alone!!!
Luxury units are unnecessary and will cause hardship and trauma for LAs most vulnerable. We do not need anymore empty luxury apts for business men to use as a tax scheme.
The absolute last thing any community needs in these trying times is a new luxury apartment building. How about a community center or garden instead?
I oppose the project because the new development has to be for the people that live there not for gentrifiers coming in. Also the city/residents should have a voice in huge developments in their neighbors hoods.
There’s no need to gentrify Lincoln heights
Gentrification is violence to those who live in the community. Building new apartment complexes like this pushes out locals and forces them to relocate in neighborhoods they’ve lived in their whole lives. Prioritize the people and not these expensive gentrification buildings.
This housing project will force long time residents out of the area and encourage developers to infiltrate Lincoln Heights. We can not afford to lose any more historic LA neighborhoods to gentrification, and the stewards of this neighborhood do not deserve to be displaced for mere profit.
The gentrifications of our cities worsens inequality and displaces families. We need affordable housing, not housing to raise the already criminal rent prices.
NO MORE GENTRIFICATION!
It is wrong and nobody has asked the residence if this was okay
Leave Lincoln heights alone!! This thing is atrocious and inconsiderate of the existing community
No luxury living should be established in underserved, redlined, low home-ownership Lincoln Heights. Where are the affordable renting units for singles, students, and ex cons? Is there opportunity for community dialogue prior to breaking ground? Where is GIL CEDILLO?
It will displace people living in those neighborhoods
I have been a Lincoln heights residence all my life. We do not need this fancy apartment complex just so more people can come into our neighborhood and eventually kick us all out . I do not support this gentrification.
Because gentrification is violence
The inner city does not need this attention it was cause chaos with the entitled new people
Action is being made without asking what the community thinks.
This kind of developement is Gentrification. Gentrification is white terrorism. Abolish developers. Abolish greed. Abolish white supremacy.
I do not support the gentrification of my neighborhood
we dont need our city gentrified
Renters all over NELA will be impacted by the effects of gentrification. This project is the worst example of intentionally pushing out low income residents and a neighborhoods culture.
This project will destroy the character of the community and will be a huge catalyst for gentrification. We want more affordable rent not displacement.
I love my neighborhood and all the people living in it now - everyone that i know here is middle class / lower middle class, and a luxury apartment building would devastate families and communities that have been here for generations.
Black people + People of Color in LA are being left no where to go because of the gentrification that has kicked them out of the neighborhoods they grew up in. I live in Lincoln Heights and have noticed that the cost of living is not as inflated as other areas. I don’t want to see the neighbors I love and care about be dislocated.
This is gentrification
This building is being built to erase the commuting of Lincoln Heights.
gentrification destroys our communities and culture
Edward De Jesus
To protect the community and to keep the heritage of the area alive.
Huge multi family developments are an eyesore, and will displace residents who will be unable to afford the luxury units being proposed
Rising cost of living expenses in East LA push the native community out. Building such a large structure would contribute to this at the expense of the community.
Will eventually lead to rise in rent in area and move families out of the neighbors
Because it’s gentrification and it affects mostly people of color who are low-income. The city does not need more expensive homes. What we do need is to provide housing for low income families and the folxs who have lived all their lives here.
lincoln heights is a historic neighborhood that does not need any more unnecessary gentrification! stop pushing rent up for residents.
Unfair against local renters and business owners in the area.
Gentrification is constantly portrayed as “improvement” and when people see projects like this they think “we need more housing so that’s good” but they don’t understand that it’s doing the exact opposite. It’s taking a community and ripping it apart from the inside by not allowing people access to affordable housing. It’s making the housing crisis worse. People need AFFORDABLE and SUSTAINABLE housing. (as in they can stay for a long time and rent won’t escalate). Being born and raised in Los Angeles, I know Lincoln heights is a community where people stick together and survive together. By labeling neighborhoods as “up and coming” and building luxury complexes that push people out of their own homes with no where to go. It’s not fair. Lincoln heights is supposed to be a place where people can go and afford to live with a roof over their head. We’ve seen in happen with Dogpatch in San Francisco. We’ve seen it in parts of compton. Eagle Rock. Inglewood. My home was once a crack house that people would look down upon with our neighborhood. Now white hipsters are moving in and labelling it as “classic” or “authentic” and driving out local businesses. All my favorite childhood places have been wiped out and replaced with a constant cycle of badly designed businesses that last no longer than 3 months and charge $11 for a burger. I don’t want to see this happen again. Not to Lincoln Heights. All of East LA is being turned white and rich as skid row grows. People turn their backs on working people just trying to make it and provide for those they love. If we don’t have our livelihood, what will we have left?
This neighborhood as well as any will not benefit from over priced apartment complexes of which, due to already strong racial and economic wealth disparities, displace residents more than they house them. Those involved with implanting this complex are not connected to the lincoln heights community in any such way. This project is ultimately stealing space from locals who could otherwise be creating more public
resources that serve the needs of the community they know and care about. This project is not welcome here.
The gentrification of our historic neighborhood
To stop gentrification and overpopulating underfunded and under resourced communities during a nationwide pandemic!
Stop harming poor people.
Because I love how our neighborhood
It would be devastating to all the residents that live in this area already with low income.
El espacia es debe de ser para la gente de Lincoln heights
Mai sir Wong
Don’t let this happen again. This happened to highland park and it can’t happen again. It’s downhill from here. Fuck gentrification.
This area is very populated as is and with this construction it will not only affect the Elementary School environment across the street where I yousto work at before but to the area around itself where it’s hard already to find parking and the safety of the children would become more affected . Plus no neighborhood committee was set for this huge project construction to businesses around the area. So that’s poor planning
A threat to the community- the people who have grown up here and lived here their entire lives!
People should be making these decisions within their community, this project will affect all of their lives and the people in charge wont have to experience that. Its inherently wrong
I’m a resident of Lincoln heights and live right down the street there is enough traffic here every morning apartments would make it way worse go build fancy building somewhere else us people who have lived and grown up in Lincoln heights are not in aw of these new fancy projects we dislike it!!! GET OUT
This city has members that have created and cultivated a community of people that have been around for many years. It is completely rude to try to implement this without even having a conversation with the members of this city. There should have been a conversation and request to have OUR opinion and obviously it is a NO. We will not allow the rich and unmatched history of Lincoln Heights to become another playground for commercial properties and real estate.
Please do not gentrify this area.
Very simple. This is gentrification.
This development project will do nothing for the community besides displacing hundreds of low income families in the process, and thousands more in the aftermath.
Gentrification in a community such as Lincoln heights will only hurt the people living in it
This project is not conducive to maintaining a healthy socio-economic ecosystem in this neighborhood for the current inhabitants
Because there’s already been gentrification in my hood here in El Sereno
Fuck this shit!!!!
It’s unnecessary and a waste of money. Build this somewhere else.
During an unprecedented economic crisis, the last thing this neighborhood needs is more luxury development. Stop this development now!
Preserving the current community.
It’s unfair. I grew up here lived here for twelve years, low income, and afraid of higher rent.
I oppose this project because we need to protect the diversity that East LA contributes to the greater city of Los Angeles. We need to protect the people of LA whose culture is admired but who are repeatedly pushed aside to line the pockets of investors. A development like this will be an eyesore and will threaten the livelihood of generations of East LA natives
Stop trying to take over the neighborhood of low income families! They have no where to go! FUCK 12
Gentrification should be a crime
There has been no dialogue with the community about this project, the land being used has been declared a toxic waste site how will this affect the health of the children at the school just one block away? Will there be enough parking for residents of this new building ? And will there be a designated amount of units that offer affordable housing during the housing crisis in Los Angeles ?
We can’t let the community be affected by this project. I oppose gentrification.
This development is dangerous to the community who’ve been living in Lincoln Heights. It’ll further displace longtime residents, just like other developments like this in the past.
Anti-gentrification and anti-displacement of low income people of color that have been getting kicked out of Lincoln Heights.
I’m against the construction or development of this luxury building because it specifically displaces people of color and drives the cost of living up for the families who have been living in these low income neighborhoods for decades, prior to gentrification.
Cause it’s happened to me before and I know how it feels
Gentrification is violence. Keep it out of Lincoln heights.
Gentrification is not okay and putting Thousand people at stake. Think about the people !
It displaces the actual community that has been living there for years
the community doesn't need another apartment complex. Add more community parks or some more beneficial.
Our affordable housing stock will be seized by flippers and investors and lifelong residents will be permanenty displaced or homeless.
Gentrification is violence towards the community that has been in the area forever. Gentrification causes an increase in rent, therefore an increase in evictions. Gentrification is structural racism because it conforms to the DESIRES (not needs) of white individuals. A working class community does not need luxury apartments to drive them out of their community.
The people living in Lincoln Heights lives there because it is affordable. All the people living there now are poor working class Latinos and African Americans, building these luxury apartments will raise the rent for everyone and will make it impossible for these poor working people to make due.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS HAS THE LOWEST INCOME RATE IN LOS ANGELES. GENTRIFICATION IS VIOLENCE. BUILD A COMMUNITY CENTER. BUILD A HOMELESS SHELTER. BUILD A SCHOOL, ANYTHING TO BENEFIT THIS COMMUNITY WHO LUXURY APARTMENTS WILL WORK TO DISPLACE. IT’S 2020 AND THE PEOPLE WILL NO LONGER TURN AWAY AS REDLINING TAKES PLACE.
It’s not fair to the people and current residence of Lincoln heights
Because gentrification is killing LA.
the community should belong to the people, not the wealthy.
It threatens the community’s safety and forcefully rushes them out of their home neighborhood. Gentrification is violent.
MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
We don't need that!
FUCK GENTRIFICATION. CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. HOUSING SHOULD BE A HUMAN RIGHT.
It runs out the families that actually need a home and destroys the community that has been there for more than 20 years.
Because building “luxury housing” is an insult to the thousands of unhoused/housing-unstable folx in this city! Lincoln Heights is not my community, but it is a home to many who are central to its long history. Units like these accelerate gentrification and displacement, and they do not add any cultural value. And the irony of building luxury apartments in a neighborhood shaped by redlining and keeping home ownership away from those who need it most... laughable.
The ground water has already been polluted for over 100 years
Keep Lincoln heights affordable for Angelenos!
This is cultural genocide
Lincoln heights doesn’t need “Luxury apartments” it need affordable housing. Before building an apartment complex that are going to raise the rent and prices around the area Lincoln heights need to focus on the community that lives here already.
It’s not fair to anyone who lives in Lincoln heights whatsoever
Gentrification is violence, and the construction of these condos are another effort in a long line of buildings to displace, and not house, local people. The construction of such edifices must be stopped to preserve the integrity of Lincoln Heights!
I lived in highland park from 2009-2015 during its gentrification process and saw with my own eyes people getting displaced. Friends of mine being kicked out of their apartments by developers. Cashiers at local stores asking me if I knew how this could be stopped because they had no where to go.The people of lincoln heights should not have to go through this!
Cause big business don’t care about the hood! They just wanna take the money that’s out here and fuck over the people that actually build this community
We dont need buildiings such as this taking over the neighborhood. More Crowds, traffic.
Gentrification displaces brown and black families!
You are erasing my culture and rent is TOO HIGH!
Far too many people have been displaced already. Enough.
Gentrifying neighborhoods does nothing but displace low income families who are being held down in society by systemic racism. It’s not fair and it’s not right to be imposing these projects on to communities. Let the communities do what they need to do to live their lifestyle or help them out by funding resources for them.
Because fuck Gentrification
Fernando Enciso Jr
I am against gentrification
It’s affect my students that live in the areas and community. I speak out for my students and their families.
Would bring too many people/traffic to Lincoln Heights
Because I went to school there in Lincoln heights and seeing new projects like these takes the whole meaning of Lincoln heights.
I oppose any and all projects that bring gentrification into working class neighborhoods as the people are being forced out for said projects or will be forced out eventually because their cost of living there will go up.
The lack of transparency from elected officials is absolutely disrespectful. With COVID-19 and sprawling evictions, this tone-def gentrification project utterly fails to acknowledge the needs of a severely impacted community and will only further the plight of the working class people who live there. It’s shameful.
I’m against gentrification.
Because gentrification causes thousands to lose their homes for the profit of the 1%
The community deserves a voice - this neighborhood is being erased
I’m against the displacement of the people in our community.
Gentrification is violence
This Corp project will hurt the community
This is gentrification. We cannot attempt to displace residents who have lived here for decades for the sake of profit (especially during a global pandemic and financial crisis). It seems clear why this is a selfish and racist project.
i'm tired of places i knew growing up are continuing to be gentrified. this isn't fair.
Give me one good reason why I should support this project ? no more luxury apartments LA has enough empty ones.
It’s unnecessary and doesn’t need to displace any families or hurt any kids.
I want lincoln heights to maintain its community and affordability. also this gentrification architecture is ugly seriously
Don’t want to see neighborhood become more gentrified/congested/long-term residents displaced
LA and it's residents are struggling when it comes to sufficient affordable housing. Lincoln Heights has generations of families along with many low-income residents who will be pushed out due to this "luxury development". The least you can do is hear the truth of the people of Lincoln Heights. Listen to those who's livelihoods will be affected by this.
This will devastate the community rather than invite diversity. Eyesore of a development, what sort of growth is expected?
Gentrification is a threat to the neighborhood and the families in the community. We can’t afford it.
This project cannot and should not be permitted to continue because of the gross negligence of bringing it up within the community. Additionally, this project will displace valuable community members who have been historically discriminated against in favor of gentrifying the area. These people, and this community deserves better.
I believe the community should have a say in developments that affect their lives and their space.
Seeing people being evicted because of rising rent prices in Lincoln Heights over the years, it’s unfair and unethical to be adding to this problem especially during a detrimental pandemic.
It’s a threat to the community
We don’t need luxury apartments. We need affordable ones
Unaffordable housing for the native people of Lincoln Heights.
It breaks my heart to see a place that’s been my home my whole life get sold out for profit of people who aren’t even from here.
It will be devastating to the community spiking rent, kicking out families, destroying the culture. Architecture of the building is horrible, it does not represent LA or Lincoln Heights history. This blatant gentrification of rich investors that bring nothing to the community and have no connection to the neighborhoods in Los Angels. Do not let this happen
last thing we need right now is more luxury buildings
Gentrifying this community has the power to displace many low income families that have lived there all their lives. This is not right and it is not what the people want.
Keep it og
Gentrification is violence! This project will be extremely damaging to the Lincoln Heights community.
The project does not serve the existing community of Lincoln heights.
F*ck gentrification. This development project would not serve the interests of our community instead it would drive those already here out.
This will not help the community. This is the worst form of gentrification
To keep Lincoln heights affordable for families and locals.
Gentrification is violence
The people of Lincoln heights don’t need any more reason to increase rent that we already struggle to afford. This would bring eviction for people who are already struggling, pushing our people out even more. It’s a community that should be helped and saved.
This is gentrification in all of its silent violence. Impacting the health and wellbeing of residents of Lincoln Heights.
The construction of this building will disproportionately displace POC in Lincoln heights, which include senior citizens, the most vulnerable members of society. Lincoln heights has already undergone a wave of gentrification that has displacement many low income families, further construction of luxury apartments in such a vulnerable area will have detrimental effects for la gente of Lincoln heights.
I’m in opposition to the displacement of local residents of Lincoln Heights.
we don’t need overpriced buildings in an area that is struggling financially
This will not allow for those who need housing to afford these new uncontrolled rents.
Gentrification ruins communities and livelihoods!
Because it’s hurting the community.
Gentrification contributes to homelessness
This displaced longtime residents and community centers, in a time when the wage gap and disparities are at their widest. We need more community and less exclusive luxury. The predatory real estate practices in Los Angeles needs to stop!
GENTRIFICATION, no housing offered to people in the community, needs to be low income housing, All units should be for low income.
It is taking away from residents who have lived there for many years. It is raising rent and moving natives out of their homes.
This will not benefit the people of Lincoln Heights. This will allow for rent to have higher rates and will eventually end up pushing all of the working class out of neighborhood.
I oppose this project due to It being unaffordable housing in the community.
The community should be in charge of deciding what new housing best suits its needs.
Not affordable to hound adults from the NELA area
it will lead to gentrification
For a community that has several projects to meet the housing needs of those socio-economically less fortunate, this new building proposal seems contrary to its needs and dismissive of their voice. We should be actively involving the concerns and needs of the current residence, especially if it is something that may end up displacing families and/or local businesses immediately or in the long term.
It seems as if it will skyrocket rent in the coming years for the surrounding area
Gentrification is something that drastically and negatively affects communities that have long been homes to people of color, immigrants, and low-income families, causing thousands and thousands of these people to move out of their homes. We should be preserving our culture and history in neighborhoods like Lincoln Heights instead of gentrifying communities that only benefit those with wealth and privilege. This should not be happening. End gentrification now. This is one of the first steps to eradicating it.
Stop gentrifying cities and start building affordable housing for the people that already live in that area
the project needs to be considered carefully by the community at large
I oppose the project due to the unaffordable housing it will bring to the community.
I believe there are better things we could do rather than gentrify the community that is already present like making sure families stay together in their long time homes and also protect the land that's trying to be taken over by culture vultures and big time real estate agents
I believe it the building of this complex is made to attract people of higher wealth to avneighborhood thats homes a community of diverse and working class people who run small businesses. I believe that building complex’s such as this one will only attract more high price facilities and will raise the overall rent of the area thus resulting in an unfair living situation for good hardworking families.
This community deserves a voice, affordable housing, families will be displaced for this. They deserve to be able to continue living in their OWN neighborhoods. The housing should reflect the incomes of the community.
We are tired of gentrification !!
I oppose the project due to the unaffordable housing it will bring to the community.
Stop Gentrification in historically Latino, architecturally significant neighborhood.
We need affordable housing not this !
It’s gentrification and displacement at its worst
These will not be affordable and only raise the rent for the area. Fuck gentrification
Illegal evicting of residents
It further pushes out lower income families and gentrifies the community. It loses its soul and longtime community members just for some profit and it’s disgusting.
This project is devastating to community members. Gentrification has already effected this community. If this project moves forward it will have a lasting impact on community members of this neighborhood.
preserve the history of lincoln heights at all costs. it is real LA.
Let people live
Displacing our community members and families
Stop displacing people who can’t afford your ridiculous rent rates.
This will further gentrify Lincoln Heights and push out it’s historic residents who have lived there for generations - all during a pandemic where many of these folks are unemployed and unable to pay their rents, facing eviction. This is an insult and injustice to them.
Our community is already being impacted by gentrification. We don’t need luxury apartments.
Illegal evicting of residents. Area will be over populated .
I love Lincoln heights and the community who already resides there!
I oppose this project because it is against the people of Lincoln Heights, this is a community that had long standing residents and some of these residents, are now older and will be displaced form a place they call home. It will also inflate the market in our neighborhood,while it's great for the property owners, it doesn't protect renters who have been here for years.These projects are self serving to the developers and not in the best interest for the people in Lincoln Height,.
Building this complex will put the people of Lincoln Heights in danger
Will increase illegal eviction. Area will be over populated
Not ethically correct
The last thing Lincoln Heights needs is a luxury condo project. The community must be engaged and meaningfully examine what must be done to fulfill current needs. The culture of Los Angeles has been destroyed by these types of luxury buildings and Lincoln Heights is no ones “new frontier” of gentrification. The community needs affordable housing and resources for affordable, healthy food.
i am opposed to the incoming evictions of residents
Corrupt developers kill
We do not want another luxury condo in Lincoln heights
Gentrification leads to mass homelessness and stress on lower income families. This is the first step.
We don’t need any more apartments to ruin historic neighborhoods
Gentrification is an act of colonialism.
No more luxury housing! It does not help the community. We have enough luxury housing.
Not affordable housing; will displace people
Matthew De La Cruz
Because this is not the affordable housing that Lincoln heights needs. This is gentrification.
I dislike caucasians
It is not fair to the community
This is a demand that gentrification be stopped!
This community matters and must be treated with respect. Not what we have now- disregard for any of our lives and indifference to our inevitable displacement.
Lincoln Heights is a family city not another high scape
Gentrification is a crime and needs to be stopped.
It impacts the community and families of the students I teach in this area negatively.
The statement accompanying this petition describes how I feel about this development on a personal level. Fuck luxury developments, fuck forced displacement, fuck developers & fuck the corrupt city council working for developers and their own interests in stead of working class people.
I oppose this project because it is removing low incoming families from their households.
This project is displacing those who live in the community, as well as over crowding our community.
It will raise housing costs throughout the neighborhood and cause displacement of working class residents
Expensive and luxury apartments are not the way in driving down housing costs in California. This will only lead to increasing displacement and the proliferation of gentrification in vulnerable communities.
the community of Lincoln Heights does not want or need this development.
because the people who live in that area don’t need a gentrifier to come and destroy what they have left of their community.
To stop gentrification
It is a threat to our community and life long members!
We must protect underprivileged neighborhoods from gentrification.
I oppose the erasure and pricing out of the existing community. This development provides no resource to the existing community there, only for hypothetical outsiders. And it will surely displace people who were born there, who have long invested themselves in this neighborhood. It is also a very ugly structure that does not meet the Standards of beauty of the historic architecture which surrounds it. This neighborhood needs more amenities before it needs more tenants. Where can people get fresh produce? Build that facility instead. Invest in boys and girls club if you want to actually serve the tenants who care for this neighborhood.
Stop this development!
STOP GENTRIFICATION AND KICKING OUT HISPANIC AND MINORITIES OUT OF THEIR HOMES!!! NO ONE WANTS THIS!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
I support what they’re doing.
I love my community the way it is. I don’t wanna see my community gentrified
Because these apartment are ruining the beauty of this community
Destroying lives for profit
I don't support expensive gentrification in communities that will no longer be able afford living there.
Save the latinx community! Revitalization not gentrification!
its such a diverse community and i dont want corporations coming in and pushing residents out
I have concerns if this new development will cause a rise in rent for locals in the community. I am also concerned if this will contribute to gentrification within our neighborhood
The people of Lincoln Heights deserve to not be displaced!
The building of this luxury property does nothing to help the community of Lincoln Heights who have resided in their neighborhood for decades. This luxury building is gentrification and serves to erase the rich history and community of Lincoln Heights in the name of moving more Los Angeles transplants to displace the population who have made their homes here.
gentrification ain’t okay we been living here for years no reason to start doing this now
stop the gentrification of Lincoln Heights!!!!
There is no need for luxury apartment. It is going to displace so many people and cause rent to go up .
There shouldn’t be such big and abrupt changes to the neighborhood without the consent of the community— we must be well informed and taken into consideration, our lives depend on this place and many of these development efforts threaten our livelihoods.
I am tired of money being allocated to the WRONG REASONS. Rent is constantly increasing for our community, thus forcing tenants out who have been living in this community for years. This project will only further escalate this problem. This is exactly how gentrification starts. Stop trying to bring new people into the community and how about we focus on the current residents of the community, focus on their needs in the midst of a pandemic, and not focus on trying to further gentrify such a history rich neighborhood.
i don’t want “luxury apartments” in my neighborhood
A project of this magnitude will increase illegal evictions in Lincoln Heights and contribute to the Ellis acting of multi family properties.
we need to house our unhoused not influencers
It will further gentrify our community and displace many working class individuals.
I think it should be kept as is. We don’t need anymore unnecessary gentrification.
It will displace working class families as many will be forced to leave due to an increase in rent.
Lack of affordable housing
this will create a tremendous traffic to our community.
Our affordable housing stock will be seized by flippers and investors and lifelong residents will be permanenty displaced or homeless.
This is gentrification , once luxary apartments are built the prices around my neighborhood increased as if it isn’t already being gentrified. Save what’s left of NELA
Because the development of these units wil