Former Drew Street Nuisance To Be Transformed to Community Garden
By EGP Staff Report
The address “3304 Drew Street” used to be the headquarters for a clique of the Avenues Gang, but last year it was dubbed a nuisance property and demolished by the city.
Now the vacant lot in Glassell Park could have a new purpose as a community garden, according to the local councilman.
Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti’s office (CD-13) held an informational meeting last week on the possibility of transforming the vacant lot into a garden specifically for neighborhood residents.
According to Garcetti’s communication director Julie Wong, the property was foreclosed and the last title holder, Wells Fargo, donated the property to the city.
“Acquiring the property is a big victory for the community since it was a problem for so many years,” Wong told EGP on Tuesday.
The Feb. 17 meeting was the first of many meetings to come in order to solicit community input.
The project includes the partnership with the Los Angeles Community Garden Council and stakeholders of the Drew/Estara neighborhood, she said.
For more information on upcoming meetings, call Garcetti’s Glassell Park satellite office at (323) 478-9002.Print This Post
February 24, 2011 Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.