The La Cienega Project Area was established in August, 1971 to address issues related to land use incompatibilities between small residential neighborhoods and emerging industrial freight forwarding facilities. As Los Angeles Airport operations continued to expand, excessive noise associated with airport operations intensified the land use incompatibility conditions by further impacting remaining residential pockets. These conflicts, in addition to piecemeal development associated with small odd shaped lots slowed the pace of investment activities and led to deteriorating conditions. The Project Area was subsequently amended five times to continue to address these concerns. The latest amendment occurred on February 26, 2002 in order to expand the territory included within the Project Area’s boundaries.
The Project Area is located in the western portion of the City of Inglewood and closely parallels the San Diego Freeway and La Cienega Boulevard from Florence Avenue on the north to Century Boulevard on the south. The area is primarily comprised of industrial and commercial land uses. The Los Angeles International Airport is located less than one-quarter mile from the southwest corner of the Project Area.