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Leslie Shaw Park - Minutes and images from November 15, 2012 meeting

Leslie Shaw Park photo

Jefferson Park residents and park officials met on November 15th, 2012, to brainstorm about possible upgrades for Leslie Shaw Park.

This initiative is organized by UNNC Board member Sandra Pruitt.

Map showing support for Trader Joe's at Rodeo and Crenshaw

This map shows the first 2308 supporters for the Trader Joe's online petition. Clearly Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, West Adams, and Jefferson Park are very enthusiastic about a Trader Joe's at Crenshaw and Rodeo. Click image to see larger version.

Yes to Trader Joes on Crenshaw - Sign this Petition

Trader Joes LogoDo you support Trader Joe's opening a new store at Crenshaw and Rodeo? 

We've just learned this week that Trader Joe's has expressed an interest in moving into the proposed development that will replace the existing Ralphs! 

Trader Joe's is specifically trying to gauge the level of community support, so they can decide whether or not to proceed. 

So if you support a Trader Joe's at Rodeo and Crenshaw, please sign this petition (SCROLL DOWN). YOU WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH A CONFIRMATION LINK. You must click the confirmation link for your name to appear on this petition. Only your name and zip code will be shown on the petition. Your address and email will not be shared with anyone else. 

If you want to go door-to-door and get signatures, that would be great too. Contact me to find out how and where to deliver the signatures. 

Also, if you want to receive occassional updates about developments in Jefferson Park, you must sign up for the mailing list (at the top of this page). I will not automatically add petition signers to the Jefferson Park United email list

Thank you for supporting your neighborhood.

4th and Jefferson now has a name - Jefferson Square

If you have driven down Jefferson Blvd lately, you have probably noticed that construction has commenced at 4th and Jefferson on the project initiated by Kaifa Tulay and now being led by Thomas Safran and Associates.

The building now has a name - Jefferson Square.

Please see this article from January 2012 for the details and background on Jefferson Square.

Station Area Planning Presentation by LA Planning

This presentation will be discussed at the Wednesday, July 18, 2012 UNNC Planning and Zoning meeting.  6:30 pm, South Seas House, 2301 West 24th Street.


Updates on Ralphs, 4th and Jefferson, and more...

Welcome to the site. If you are visiting because you received the large doorhanger announcing the Jefferson Park HPOZ, please do sign up on the mailing list to receive occasional updates on Jefferson Park.

Not only did Expo line finally start running this year, we have other projects breaking ground already or soon.

  1. Ralphs and the former Rite Aid on Crenshaw and Rodeo are going to be torn down. That's why the Chinese food place closed (moving the lottery ticket sales to Earlez), and why Cameo Cleaners moved across Crenshaw and became Comet Cleaners. This project is called

About the UNNC Jefferson Park Ad-Hoc Committee

I want to provide you with some background on the UNNC Jefferson Park Ad-Hoc Committee so you understand why it was formed and what its goals are.


As previously reported, about half of Jefferson Park was designated as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone by the City of Los Angeles in June of 2011.
Structures in the HPOZ are designated as Contributors, Contributor-Altered, or Non-contributors.

4th and Jefferson Building Progress Update

The developers of the planned mixed use project at 2401-2425 W. Jefferson Blvd. have been actively working on obtaining final approvals needed to proceed with the project.

Current 4th and Jefferson

Much of Jefferson Park is now an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone!

CORRECTION: The Jefferson Park HPOZ is about 42% of Jefferson Park. The HPOZ is from Adams to Exposition from the east side of Arlington to the west side of 7th Ave, and from Adams to the south side of Jefferson between Arlington and Western.


Jefferson Park is now a city Historic Preservation Overlay Zone! The city council passed the final motion on June 28, 2011, and the mayor signed it promptly. The HPOZ is now in place. Thanks to everyone who helped get the word out and gather community support. Our outreach efforts and high turn-out at our public meetings were huge successes for our community. Along with our great architectural heritage, Jefferson Park is already being noted as having one of the most inclusive HPOZs in the City with one of the strongest cultural history contexts.


Questions about the HPOZ? Click here to contact us and we will route you to someone who knows the answer.


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