A Community Voice for Venice
Fight Back, Venice!
Fight Back, Venice! is an group of Venice neighbors committed to informing, engaging, empowering and mobilizing our community to ensure the equal application of the law for all who live, work and play in Venice.
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The Reese-Davidson Community on the Venice CanalsOVERVIEW
Is This Your Venice Vision?
The so-called “Reese-Davidson Community” is a massive mixed-use project (140 units and 420+ residents) that the Venice Community Housing Corporation and the Hollywood Housing Corporation are attempting to develop with no environmental review in a designated tsunami zone and FEMA Special Flood Hazard Zone, a block off the beach on Grand Canal.
As proposed, the Project—which the City’s own architects describe as “a large barge come ashore”--would triple applicable height limits in places, unnecessarily wipe out 4 existing units of very-low-income housing, cost more than $1 million per unit, and replace existing surface beach parking with costly, noisy and unreliable mechanical lift parking in a 45-foot park structure east of Grand Canal.
It would also destroy two-thirds of the historic Short Line Bridge and freeze insufficient parking, 5-foot sidewalks and substandard streets in place forever at what is the Gateway to Venice Beach for most Angelenos … and most of the world.
Venice currently has a dozen new and pending affordable housing projects and already provides 15 times more affordable housing than Brentwood and Pacific Palisades combined.