Things are about to look quite different in the city of Inglewood where a $2.6 billion sports complex is set to open three years from now. The centerpiece, of course, is a stadium designed to host the Rams. But plans also call for the massive development to include residential buildings, a hotel, office and retail space.
Whether that's ultimately a gain for the local neighborhood will depend on how the plans are carried out, said LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne.
If history is any guide, stadium's alone do not guarantee a net positive outcome for communities, warned Raphael Bostic, Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.