The Inglewood Redevelopment Agency was established in 1969. Between 1970 and 1973 six redevelopment project areas were adopted. They are In Town, La Cienega, Manchester – Prairie, North Inglewood Industrial Park, Century Redevelopment and Imperial – Prairie. In 1996 the City Council merged all six redevelopment projects into one project area now called the Merged Inglewood Redevelopment Project. With the exception of the financing provisions each redevelopment project area remains separate from the others. Over the years each of the redevelopment projects have been amended one or more times creating eleven separate subareas. Each sub area has a different time limit for the plans effectiveness.
The City Council of the City of Inglewood serves as the Board of Directors of the Agency and continues its dedication to improving the quality of life for Inglewood residents since its inception the Inglewood Redevelopment Agency has directed its resources to the revitalization and economic growth of physically and economically depressed sections of Inglewood’s Redevelopment Project Areas. The Agency has been able to provide assistance to residential, industrial and commercial–retail development entities in three primary areas: land assembly, land write downs, land leases, below market financing, offsite improvements and technical assistance.