L.A.'s Bunker Hill To Be Revitalized...Yet Again

Before the developers came, Bunker Hill was an impoverished but proud and thriving community.
June 3, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The way Eli Broad describes it, Grand Avenue is poised to become Los Angeles' Champs-Elysees... Yet once again, as happens every decade or so, civic leaders are professing high hopes for Bunker Hill...Sounds nice. But for the last 49 years the vision that's been stated and restated for the neighborhood — one of residences and hotels, of culture and happy pedestrians — is exactly what existed there up until the moment in 1961 when the first group of urban renewers bulldozed the Hill's aging Victorian mansions and masonry hotels, giving the landscape a flattop...Bunker Hill was a poor neighborhood. But there is a difference between impoverished and blighted, a distinction we should now grasp after a generation of ill-conceived urban renewal projects"

Thanks to Adam Christian

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Published on Sunday, May 30, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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