|No Home Depot Coalition
Northeast Los Angeles
We are the No Home Depot Coalition - Northeast Los
Angeles. We believe that a Home Depot located on the
former Kmart site at San Fernando Rd. and Fletcher Dr. in
Glassell Park is not in the best interest of all the
neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles.
The coalition’s mission is to rally local residents, businesses
and city government to stop Home Depot from locating at
this site and secondarily to encourage development that is
consistent with the community’s desires. Those desires are
for a mixed-use development that might include housing, a
variety of pedestrian-friendly commercial services and
retail such as quality restaurants, bookstores, specialty
retail chains, and/or a grocery store, etc.
Update, December 04, 2007
Home Depot has reportedly abandoned its efforts to open
another store in Fletcher Square at the old Kmart site. Los
Angeles Council District 13 released the information that the
leasehold on the old Kmart site (3150 San Fernando Rd), which
Home Depot purchased several years ago, is up for sale.
This latest update is welcomed news to the No Home Depot
Coalition (NHDC); and many community activists in both the
Atwater Village and Glassell Park communities who vigorously
protested against Home Depot installing a 3rd store on a four
mile stretch of San Fernando Road.
The NHDC continues to believe that a Home Depot in this
location is contrary to the spirit and intent of the Northeast
Community Plan and the recently adopted Fletcher Square
Community Design Overlay. With the lease on the site now
reportedly for sale the NHDC hopes that community efforts will
focus in attracting a development that satisfies the community’s
desires and needs.
|No Home Depot Coalition - Northeast Los Angeles
3516 Eagle Rock Blvd
Glassell Park, CA 90065