At its meeting on August 14, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal to work with the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) to seek development proposals for vacant properties in Willowbrook.

Introduced as a motion by 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, the proposals calls for packaging the CUSD-owned 11.5-acre Lincoln Drew Elementary School site at 1667 E. 118th Street with an adjoining County-owned property at 1655 E. 117th Street.

Due to the proximity of both properties to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community hospital and surrounding medical campus - as well as Metro's Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station and several other destinations -  the County sees potential demand for workforce housing and commercial space for medical-related businesses.

Should the Supervisor vote to approve Ridley-Thomas' motion, the development process would be led by the L.A. County Community Development Commission (CDC).  The CDC's current list of projects includes the mixed-use Vermont Corridor development in Koreatown - which broke ground last week - and a proposed residential-retail complex on County- and Metro-owned properties next to Expo/Crenshaw Station.