Amazing. After years after delays, Chinatown's mixed-use, transit-adjacent Blossom Plaza is at last under construction, according to an email from architect Johnson Fain. Blossom Plaza had a ceremonial groundbreaking this spring and work was due to start in August, but the city threw in one final delay, just for kicks. Today's announcement included a slight adjustment to what's being built (in addition to the vaguely menacing rendering, above): the number of apartments has been revised down to 237 from 240, including 53 affordable units, plus 18,500 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail space (1,500 square feet less than before), plus parking and a pedestrian plaza connecting the Chinatown Gold Line station to Broadway. Another rendering this way.
· Blossom Plaza Archives [Curbed LA]