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Miscellaneous Sites

Wilmington Industrian Block 27Wilmington Industrial Park, Block 27

The City took over this site from the former CRA. The site is located in a 232 acre industrial development in the Wilmington area of the City, known as the Wilmington Industrial Park (WIP). The WIP was declared a Brownfields Demonstration Site by the Los Angeles City Council in July of 2000 in recognition of the need for collaboration among City departments and in addressing the large number of brownfields sites in the Park. The WIP has both great potential for redevelopment and substantial barriers. It is well located, close to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with easy access to three freeways and direct connections to rail lines. The Brownfields Program completed the site investigation to characterize and delineate the existing petroleum contamination from previous industrial uses. The site was previously used as a marine salvage business. Brownfields Program is working with Cal EPA and Water Board agencies to obtain additional funding to complete cleanup at this site.











Former Lincoln Heights Jail

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The City is in the process of selecting development teams for the restoration and adaptive reuse of the former Lincoln Heights Jail located at 401 North Avenue 19. The property is located directly on the east bank of the Los Angeles River in the neighborhood of Lincoln Heights in Council District 1. The vacant jail building was originally constructed in 1931 with an addition in 1949-1950 and operated as a jail until 1965. Through the years, the building has served as a non-profit performing arts venue and has been a popular location for film and video shoots.

The Brownfields Program assisted with obtaining an USEPA TBA Grant in order to conduct a Phase II ESA for subsurface contamination by petroleum products and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and if contamination is found, to determine the amount and extent of the problems associated with the site. Once the Phase II ESA is complete, a clean-up plan, if such proves to be required, will be developed to insure the safety of future site use.