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Area Residents and Businesses Join Wesson in Celebrating Demolition of Nuisance Car Wash
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 9, 2009

Councilmember Herb Wesson speaks to community residents prior to demolition of West Adams Montclair Car Wash.

Area Residents and Businesses Join Wesson in Celebrating Demoliton of Nuisance Car Wash

Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined by residents in the West Adams-Jefferson Park community in celebrating the demolition of the West Adams Montclair Car Wash. The demolition clears the way for a brighter future for this portion of the West Adams corridor.

The car wash has been a dilapidated eye-sore for over twenty years and a magnet location for crimes of violence and gang activity including prostitution, illegal drug sales and illegal drug use.

“We want to reclaim the neighborhood for the people in this community,” said Wesson. “This car wash has been a scar on the face of this community, and I am pleased that our office was able to convince the Community Redevelopment Agency to acquire the property so that it can be put to better use.”

Joining Councilmember Wesson at the demolition celebration were the representatives from the Community Redevelopment Agency, the LAPD, the City Attorney’s Office, the Department of Transportation, UNNC, WAAA, JBAC, Cherrywood Block Club, Jefferson Park BID, MD-PAC, Second Call, other local residents and owners of various business in the area.

At the urging of Councilmember Wesson, the CRA acquired the site earlier this year. Their goal is to eventually redevelop this site for uses more beneficial to the community. In the meantime, the site will be cleared and fenced to prevent it from attracting criminal activities.

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