The city has received a $2-million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to purchase homes under the Los Angeles International Airport flight path and redevelop the land with commercial and industrial uses.
Inglewood received a $1.6-million grant from the FAA in 1986 to begin the land recycling effort near La Cienega and Century boulevards. The so-called noise compatibility project is designed to recycle property that the city has deemed incompatible for residential use because of the noise generated by low-flying planes.
The recycling effort helps families that have a difficult time selling their properties because of noise, and helps build the city's tax base through commercial and industrial development, city officials said. The city plans to convert about 73 acres of residential property into industrial uses.