As part of the Jordan Downs revitalization project, the shopping center will bring 115,000 square feet of retail space to the Watts area. The 9.5 acre open air plaza will feature a full-service supermarket, fitness center and a variety of local and national retailers.
The project will implement local hiring, training and job readiness programs to benefit the immediate community. The Plaza will also provide much needed neighborhood specific retail and commercial services. The grocery store anchor will provide fresh foods in what is currently a USDA designated Food Desert (the USDA defines a food desert as a low-access community”
in which at least 33 percent of the census tract's population resides more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store).
The Jordan Downs Plaza is a public/private partnership and part of the Jordan Downs revitalization project in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. The revitalization project is a mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment of a 1950s-era community that will maximize solar opportunities, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and include substantial community spaces.