Residencial Luis Lloréns Torres

Residencial Luis Lloréns Torres, also commonly known as Lloréns Torres, is a public housing complex in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is located a few minutes driving distance from both the tourist and hotels areas of the Condado and Isla Verde neighborhoods, and from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It is also minutes away from the neighboring city of Carolina. Named after Puerto Rican independence advocate Luis Lloréns Torres, the complex is the largest housing and apartments complex in Puerto Rico, with some 2,600 residents accounted during the 2000 census.[1] Other sources, such as Univision, say there are as many as 30,000 residents in the residencial.[2] These residents occupy 2,000 apartments.[3]

The complex is also known for its long standing drug trafficking situation. For decades, the residencial, along with others such as Residencial Nemesio Canales and Torres de Sabana, for example, has been a focus of the illegal drug trade in Puerto Rico, and there have been periodic rivalries between cartels operating at Luis Lloréns Torres and those other residenciales, as well as with cartels from other areas of the island.

HistoryEdit

Construction of the residencial began early in the 1950s. By 1953, construction was completed and the residencial opened its doors to new residents.[4] The residencial was inaugurated on July 27 of 1953.[5]

By the late 1980s, the residencial had begun suffering from drug gang activity. The situation has been a long-standing one, and by 2022, police interventions and arrests continued.[6][7][8]

There have been attempts at improving the quality of life at the Residencial. During 2011, Puerto Rico Islanders association football players Marco Velez, Alexis Rivera and Noah Delgado visited, to teach children of the residencial association football skills.[9] And, in 2013, members of rival drug gangs that operate in the residencial held a meeting to agree to a peace accord.[10]

Notable residentsEdit

  • Bizcocho - comedian, lived there 16 years

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luis Lloréns Torres comunidad, Puerto Rico". The United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  2. ^ "Detienen por tráfico de drogas a barbero que promovió la paz en Llorens". Univision. Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  3. ^ BOBEA, LILIAN; VEESER, CYRUS (2021). "COCAINE MARKET SELF-REGULATION AS ALTERNATIVE GOVERNANCE IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO". Cocaine: 209–231. doi:10.2307/j.ctv1wsgrxt.12. Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03 – via JSTOR.
  4. ^ William, Larry (January 1, 2020). "Tácticas urbanas para potenciar la cohesión social y rehabilitación sustentable del residencial público Luis Lloréns Torres: Como un nuevo centro urbano para el hábitat colectivo ciudadano". Tesis que desglosa el marco teórico encaminado al Proyecto de fin de carrera en el M.Arch de la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras. Archived from the original on July 3, 2022. Retrieved July 3, 2022 – via www.academia.edu.
  5. ^ "Todos somos Lloréns". Primera Hora. April 8, 2009. Archived from the original on July 3, 2022. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  6. ^ "Operativo en el residencial Luis Llorens Torres". El Vocero de Puerto Rico. Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  7. ^ ORTIZ • •, Por TELEMUNDO PR / JEREMY. "Policía se moviliza al residencial Llorens Torres". Archived from the original on 2021-05-15. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  8. ^ Martínez, Orlando Rivera. "Tenso ambiente en el custodiado residencial Luis Llorens Torres". Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03 – via www.wapa.tv.
  9. ^ Jusino, Edwin. "Los Islanders llevan alegría y fútbol al Residencial Luis Llorens Torres | FutbolBoricua.net". Archived from the original on 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  10. ^ "Que reine la paz en Llorens Torres (Univision 1/04/13)". Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03 – via www.youtube.com.

Coordinates: 18°26′55″N 66°2′34″W / 18.44861°N 66.04278°W / 18.44861; -66.04278