The Future of Leimert Park

written by Niche.LA Video Art June 11, 2014

Nic Cha Kim travels to various parts of the village for “SoCal Connected” to ask business owners, residents, and stakeholders about the future of Leimert Park and whether gentrification will impact the neighborhood’s culture.

With the scheduled 2019 opening of a Metro stop in the area, how will business owners and residents react to the neighborhood’s transformation?

Some say the city’s historic art presence is something that can help tackle new changes and preserve the city’s roots. Upscale art galleries like Papillion have captivated the attention of Leimert Park residents. But will this change the face of the village or work to raise the art scene and attract new visitors?

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