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Marlton Square update?

Does anyone know what's happening with the new landscaping and store-front improvements on the corner of MLK and Marlton (across the street from Rave Cinemas)? The new sidewalks and plantings look really nice, but the storefronts are still boarded up.


Added by Nina Schneider on March 1, 2014 at 5:40pm — 5 Comments

What's Going on at Marlton Square?

Added by Heather Lee Presha on May 30, 2012 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

The Refrain: We're closer than ever to redeveloping Marlton Square

Hopefully it's more than a talk ing point.

As we have

begun to interview key players, we keep hearing "we are closer than ever to

redevelopming Marlton Square." Hopefully something is going on behind

the scenes.

If this is considered close, it means in the 20 years that this project

has been underway that the city was never close to making this a


Capri Capital, which bought the adjacent…


Added by enhager on June 28, 2010 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Waiting for Marlton - Stalled redevelopment mars Baldwin Hills neighborhood and Crenshaw Plaza businesses

The $30 million upgrade of the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza is underway just a year or two after new owners came in and paid more than $100 million for this prized piece of real estate.

But across the street, it's taken decades to redevelop Marlton Square, which sits in shambles a stone's throw from the world famous Debbie Allen Studios and the nicest Fatburger and Taco Bell you'll ever see. And of course the Magic Johnson Theater and Sears.… Continue

Added by enhager on July 11, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Demolition underway at Marlton Square/Santa Barbara Plaza

Finally - a really big step toward reclaiming the derelict 20 acres known as Marlton Square!


When and Intersections South LA Report teamed up to produce the definitive story last year, there had been…


Added by enhager on August 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Marlton Square/Santa Barbara Plaza takes step toward redevelopment, Councilman Bernard Parks says

Councilman Bernard Parks tweeted and held a press conference claiming that "Demolition to Begin Shortly" but offered few specifics and no time line. Parks held a press at the Buckingham Place senior apartments saying that "Marlton Square has emerged from bankruptcy, with a final settlement reached on December 29th.

In his Twitlonger post, Parks states that Commercial…


Added by enhager on February 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Santa Barbara Plaza once was a destination, LA City Councilman Bernard Parks remembers

Councilman Bernard Parks remembers a time when people on the hills of View Park, Angeles Vista and Baldwin Hills all came down for the plethora of local businesses in Santa Barbara Plaza, known by some as Marlton Square.

Emily Henry of Intersections South LA Report interviewed Parks for the project we are doing on the fate of this dilapidated and largely abandoned shopping center that takes up 20 football fields.…


Added by enhager on August 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Demoltion of Marlton Square Begins Tomorrow - Will Update Soon!

This is the press release from Bernard Parks' office:



City’s Most Long-Awaited Development Project Moves Forward

WHAT: Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will join Congresswoman Maxine Waters and city

officials to kick-off the demolition of city-owned buildings in the Marlton Square shopping

center (formerly Santa Barbara Plaza) at a press conference on Thursday morning.

Redevelopment of the run-down…


Added by enhager on August 3, 2011 at 3:25pm — 3 Comments

Marlton Square demolition to start in two weeks, Councilman Parks says

The vacant and derelict buildings along Martin Luther King Boulevard in Santa Barbara Plaza, also known as Marlton Square, will be torn down and removed beginning the second week of July, according to Councilman Bernard Parks.


The city owns all but two of the parcels, Oran Belgrave's art house/radio station and Jerry's Flying Fox. The city made its last big purchase in the…


Added by enhager on July 4, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The hope of Marlton Square

There are 20 acres in our community that everybody knows as a dump, as a shame. But once Marlton Square, aka, Santa Barbara Plaza held 300 stores, stores supported by our community. Banks, dry cleaners, tailors.

Let's try to imagine.

Seem like a lifetime ago because for most of us in the Crenshaw area the only memory is of Marlton Square in shambles.

It was once a destination. Now it is in decay. Development could be just around the corner. Let's hope it is.…


Added by enhager on May 31, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Cities turn vacant, abandoned lots into parks - A plan for Marlton Square/Santa Barbara Plaza

Cities across the USA are turning unsightly lots into semi-permanent parks while they wait, sometimes years, for development to occur, a story by Nathaniel Popper in the reports.


"The lemon: An empty Manhattan lot surrounded by beat-up chain-link fencing. The lemonade: An urban oasis with wildflowers, wooden benches and sculptures in the middle of…


Added by enhager on December 17, 2010 at 12:09am — No Comments


Councilmember Bernard C. Parks Announced Kaiser Permanente Will Be Coming To Marlton Square

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks joined community members and key  stakeholders Thursday, May 31, 2012 to announce that Kaiser Permanente will be the  new tenant for the  long-awaited Marlton  Square redevelopment project.…


Added by AJea L on June 5, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

The Hope of Marlton Square / Santa Barbara Plaza



Some say don’t sweat the small stuff. Though sometimes you have to celebrate the small stuff.

After decades of false starts and baby steps forward, there are big movements at Marlton Square, a.k.a. Santa Barbara Plaza. Just over a year ago, Leimert Park Beat embarked on a…


Added by enhager on November 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Another stumbling block?

A number of upcoming neighborhood projects, as well as those that have started (e.g. Marlton Square), will probably be affected by the latest decision from the CA Supreme Court (thanks to today's Curbe- LA for reporting):

For a complete list of…


Added by Nina Schneider on December 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Ghettobirds have a huge impact on our quality of life? Let us know

This is the third project I have partnered with Spot.Us - and together we have made a difference.

The first project we tackled Marlton Square in South Los Angeles. This 20-acre redevelopment disaster has been neglected, mired in legal disputes and mismanagement for nearly 20 years. But in the last year, it became an issue. in the City Council race and in the community. The Leimert…


Added by enhager on May 23, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Redevelopment Hell: How a prime opportunity for redevelopment in South Los Angeles became the bane of the community

By Emily Henry of Intersections South LA and Eddie North-Hager of

Santa Barbara Plaza has been whitewashed, boarded up, security gates padlocked. Most of the 240 small and large shops once here have been relocated, were bought out or have gone out of business.

Yet this Los Angeles shopping center -- the size of 20…


Added by enhager on September 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — 15 Comments

Kaiser Permanente to Open Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Offices in September

Kaiser Permanente to Open Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Offices in September

The finishing touches are being put on the new Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Offices, which will bring high-quality primary and specialty care services to an estimated 50,000 Kaiser Permanente members who live and work in the community, starting mid-September.

"We are committed to this community and this new building will take our relationship to a new level," said Georgina…


Added by Brigette on July 14, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Collaborators in South Los Angeles-A group of collaborative journalists in Leimert Park is pooling their skills to investigate the Marlton Square "redevelopment hell."

What do concerned citizens of the inner-city do when they feel that the mainstream press has let the community down as a watchdog over a major redevelopment projects?

They watch out for themselves.

Move over citizen journalism — make room for collaborative journalism, a new effort online. Its purveyors hope it will grow into a sort of synthesis of bloggers and journalists with press passes. The members of the joint effort want to take a hard look at one of the many…


Added by walter on August 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

8th Annual National Night Out Block Party

LAPD Southwest Division's

8th Annual National Night Out Block Party

Tuesday, August 2

5 PM - 9 PM

Baldwin Villa Senior Citizen's Facility

3939 Marlton Ave

(between MLK Jr. Blvd & 39th St)

National Night Out is celebrated throughout the nation's…


Added by Heather Lee Presha on August 1, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

12/8/11 CAC meeting

  For the past 7 years, I've had the opportunity to attend quite a few CAC/CRA meetings.  They've been interesting affairs, crazy spirited at the height of the Marlton Square debacle when there were questions on whether Chris Hammond would be a no-show.  I've got notes, agendas, and minutes I can't bear to toss.  I haven't been to many meetings over the past couple years, but I'm happy I made this one.

  One of the State of California's budgetary plans is to dissolve every…


Added by Yvonne Ellett on December 9, 2011 at 1:22am — 2 Comments

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