Crenshaw Crossing’s development team is led by Watt Companies.
The Watt Companies is a 70-year-old real estate development company based in Los Angeles. Watt is dedicated to and focused on long-term investment in Los Angeles, continuing its tradition as a developer of over 100,000 homes, master planned communities, shopping centers, office buildings, and hotels in the region.
Watt has built enduring projects that are integral to the future of the neighborhoods they serve. The company’s thorough and collaborative approach is embedded in its reputation and has helped it garner broad support and approvals for its projects across the city.
West Angeles Community Development Corp.
West Angeles CDC was founded in early 1994 as an outreach program of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, then a 15,000-member congregation in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles.
Dr. Lula Ballton and Bishop Charles E. Blake, together with Trustees of West Angeles Church, founded the CDC to expand the compassionate outreach and neighborhood development ministries of the church in the face of mounting problems of poverty and injustice in the surrounding community.
Together, Our Team Brings
Metro’s Joint Development Program
Metro’s Joint Development Program is a real-estate development program through which the transit agency collaborates with local developers to build transit-oriented communities on Metro-owned properties as well as those owned by other public agencies. These sites are a gateway to the Metro transit system and hold unique potential to advance community development goals while attracting new riders to the Metro system.
Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce
The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is committed to the development of the Crenshaw Corridor as a matrix for commerce and culture that attracts economic investment, tourism, and fosters community pride. The Chamber creates a mechanism to increase economic development for new and small businesses.
We believe that a partnership with the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is critical in generating the vibrant and diversified mix of uses we believe is required to make the project a successful one. The proposed development program anticipates a mix of community-serving commercial uses and we are excited to work with the Chamber to connect with the community and understand how best to meet its objectives.