Aliso Village Housing Projects destroyed: Now Pueblo del Sol
Alex A. Alonso for StreetGangs.com
September 24, 2009
In 1999 the City of Los Angeles began the demolition of the Aliso Village Housing projects located on the west side of where the 101 Hollywood Freeway and 10 San Bernardino Freeway intersect. This was where the East LA Dukes, a Hispanic street gang, where located for many years. Many thought that the gang along with surrounding gangs, Primera Flats, Cuatro Flats and The Mob Crew would have a lesser presence in the community, but not only did the ELA gang reclaim the community after construction, rivalries with other neighborhoods continued.
The new 29-acre parcel is called Pueblo Del Sol and the footage below was shot on May 9, 2003 during the reconstruction phase of the project. The new construction is operated by a private company, the McCormack Baron Ragan Corporation, but administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
Through a HOPE VI demolition grant program introduced by the Clinton administration in 1993, the Housing and Urban Development provided funds for the demolition of Aliso Village and the construction of Pueblo del Sol. Pueblo del Sol’s design consists of detached and semi-detached single family houses. The project reduced the number of units at the site by 30%.