In a story first reported by Inglewood’s Morningside Park Chronicle then corroborated by Streetsblog LA, a reputable community blog based out of Los Angeles, it was revealed that Metro plans to erect a 30 ft wall along the Crenshaw/LAX line that will run through the City of Inglewood.
The [MTA] Board is set to approve a 30-foot high, 1/4-mile long concrete wall that will isolate north Inglewood from the rest of the city. This design change was not a part the EIR process and was never disclosed to the public. Metro’s position is that adding this wall is a minor change and will not impact the community in any way.
The Inglewood paper received notice from a LA based architecture firm urging Inglewood residents to speak on Item #53 at the MTA board meeting last week.
Long gone are the days of the painless wait and noise of the train barreling down Florence Ave and now Inglewood residents may have to look at a 30 ft wall reminiscent of the Great Wall of Berlin?
Apparently there are three “concepts” for Metro to choose from. Has the City of Inglewood or Metro held any public meetings to discuss this “idea”?
At the June 27th MTA board meeting, Item 53 was forwarded without recommendation although the Construction Committee recommends approval. Item 53 is listed as “non-consent” so no vote was needed to forward for a full vote at a later date.