UNWELCOME CHANGES to the former McGowan's Market property.
JOIN THE FIGHT
NO CONDOS ON
20th & WALKER
Neighbors still miss the market that stood for over 60 years on the corner of 20th and Walker. It was purchased in the summer of 2007, remodeled, then closed that December due to lack of business. The market was demolished and the developer planned to build up to 18 condominiums on the site.
Neighbors united to prevent the developer from building condos in this quaint San Pedro community. Councilwoman Janice Hahn proposed a "Q" classification which would limit residential development to one every 5000 sq. ft.; meaning only 3 homes could be built on this site. In April 2008 Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to restrict the property to single-family homes.
January 1, 2010 - the property is for sale, and the Neighbors Unite signs still remain on lawns and poles surrounding the property.
Regarding CHANGE - no one wanted to see the market go, but we can live with a change to 3 single-family homes rather than 18 condos. Looking forward to meeting our new neighbors one day. I hope they will be as passionate about the neighborhood as the current residents.