Physical Conditions Survey – HCIDLA

Public Agency Services, Sustainable Economic Development

After being retained by the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), Tierra West provided CDBG Slum/Blight Area analysis & documentation services. Tierra West worked closely with HCIDLA to re-examine the Crenshaw Redevelopment Area and determine if it continued to meet the requirements of the CDBG SBA national objective.

Our team documented the conditions contributing to the deterioration of the area and maintained all required documentation which was made available for examination by HUD monitors. Tierra West worked closely with the HCIDLA staff to ensure that the Physical Conditions Survey, Economic Blight Study and documentation were conducted in a thorough manner and in accordance with HUD guidelines. A total of 485 parcels were surveyed, documenting physical and economic blighting conditions. Data was used to develop an economic strategy for revitalization of area, inclusive of analyzing the feasibility of developing commercial (retail and office) and institutional uses within a mixed-use environment, including for-sale and for-rent housing within the Project Area.

The final deliverable was a complete analysis, summary report and supporting documentation as a result of surveying all properties located in the project area.