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Echo Park: an evolving city under gentrification’s wing

Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle Echo Park is located right off the 101 North and Echo Park Blvd. As you exit the freeway, the notorious lake rests in front of you. The lake is a popular hang-out spot by locals and visitors for as long as many can recall. In 2011, the lake closed for a two-year, $45 million renovation in order to restore its well-known beauty. Special events occur, including the annual Lotus Festival, which forms part of the city’s culture and history. However, how is this all affected by gentrification? Is it affected at all?

Gentrification in Echo Park

Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle series Several urban cities experience gentrification throughout the Los Angeles area and other cities in the United States. Gentrification is purchasing and renovating businesses and homes in low-income communities by land developers. This act leads to an increase in property value and rent, sometimes culture, and the displacement of long-term residents.