Mark and Arman Gabay are well known developers throughout Los Angeles County. Under their company, The Charles Company, Arman Gabay was arrested on federal bribery charges last May and his brother Mark Gabay, is seeking approval for a new project in South LA.
The Gabay brothers were due to build housing in nearby city of Hawthorne, at the site of the former Hawthorne Mall, and after getting the city council to bend over and heed their development plans, the site still sits shuttered with no construction. The plans to cancel the development occured two months before Arman Gabay’s arrest.
Will the South LA site, at the intersection of Crenshaw and Obama Blvd, formerly Rodeo Rd., finally see a development?
Gabay is proposing a 75 foot structure with 577 rental units and 943 parking spaces. Of the 577 rental units, not a single one will be set aside for affordable housing.
As usual, City Council President Herb Wesson’s office has “no comment” on why he continues to work with developers, who’s relatives are facing scrutiny from law enforcement officials and more importantly, why low-income folks don’t have any space in “Destination Crenshaw” besides being intentionally removed.
This is exactly why Herb Wesson has NO business being elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors.
Read the full article of Wesson’s betrayal to the Black community on LATimes.com