The city’s relocation plan was passed unanimously by Inglewood’s Mayor and City Council on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The estimated cost will be roughly $12 million to relocate the 41 businesses, with 18 businesses being affected in Councilwoman Gloria Gray's District 1 and 26 businesses in Councilman Eloy Morales's District 3. That total doesn’t include any of the cost to acquire the properties, the plan notes.
According to the Daily Breeze The project called the Inglewood people mover or Inglewood Transit Connector, will add a 1.6-mile length of the track that can bring travelers from Metro’s K Line to the city, home to prominent attractions like SoFi Stadium.
“We’re trying to do everything we can to help people stay within the city and thrive through the process,” Lisa Trifileti, the consultant hired to guide the project, told council members.
The city has assigned “relocation specialists” to each business to assist with the application process and with finding a new home, though the plan states there is no guarantee “that the business owner will find a replacement site that it finds to be acceptable.”
Construction on the people mover is expected to begin next year and should be completed in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics.