Activists protest 33-story apartment tower on the edge of L.A.’s skid row

Skid row residents have long feared that upscale development spilling over from other parts of downtown Los Angeles would spark rampant gentrification and pose a threat to their 50-block neighborhood, one of the city’s poorest.

Downtown residents and businesses see skid row as a prime spot to build modest and workforce housing to complement the largely expensive lofts and apartments in the rest of the central core.

They also want to see the booming Arts District and Historic Core, now separated by skid row, united in one resurgent downtown, with restaurants and other commercial businesses.

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