ECRG News for the City of Lynwood
The City of Lynwood has been awarded an Equitable Community Revitalization Grant ("ECRG") from the Department of Toxic Substance Control ("DTSC"). ECRG monies will be used for investigation and clean-up of contaminated property located North, East and South of 11600 Long Beach Boulevard.
The proposed redevelopment project consists of a much-needed grocery store desired by the Lynwood community, in an area that has been identified as a "food desert" by the USDA. The proposed project, consisting of a major grocery store and other retail uses on the reuse site, is anticipated to created 225 permanent local long-term on-site jobs and 250 short-term construction jobs with a predicted 80% of employees coming from the immediate local area.
Clean-up of the site will remove hazardous materials that have been present for decades and will prevent further migration into the soil and groundwater which has also exposed residents to elevated soil vapors at levels exceeding state residential standards. With the award of the DRSC/ECRG grant, the clean-up can now begin!
The City of Lynwood, DTSC, Los Angeles Water Board, Contractors, and Project Management want to keep the public updated on this important project. Please use this website to find information about upcoming informational meetings and other public events.