From Lot to Spot

FLTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving blighted, urban neighborhoods by building community-designed greenspaces in the greater Los Angeles area one vacant space at a time.


3 Submitted Ideas

  • LIVE ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Watts Rain Gardens

    The Watts Rain Gardens project is a multi-benefit environmental and revitalization project that will create 10000 sq ft of pervious surface that will not only capture stormwater before it enters the ocean and provide much needed tree shade, but will create beautiful green parkways in Watts.

  • PLAY ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Cypress Park Pocket Park

    4800 sq.ft. vacant, blighted lot in #CypressPark is no more! -reported by LA in the year 2015 #flts #parkspaceequity

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    Network and Nature:Identification and Implementation of Community Green Spaces within Los Angeles

    The first Angelenos were once referred to as "the People of the Earth". Why not return to the past? Why not implement a proven way of life that reigned and prospered for centuries while inhabited by the first, original Angelenos: The Tongva? Our goal is to create a planning and implementation tool that will assist in the realization and installation of simple landscape based interventions. When applied, will create a network of community greenspaces within Los Angeles. The manual will lay out details on how to create greenspace networks in low-income communities and how to design them with the utmost respect to the environment. With Los Angeles County being 96% developed and built out, is it even possible? Yes it is. From Lot to Spot and SWA Group would like to create a planning and implementation tool, with specific design guidelines for specific communities to create a network of community greenspaces in Los Angeles. Given the opportunity we would provide communities, city officials, friends and neighbors a tool to create needed greenspaces throughout Los Angeles.