The mixed use project would include 994 residential units (160 of them affordable) and nearly 100,000 square feet of commercial space. The mall’s property manager has hinted at plans to replace a parking structure with housing.
The owners of the shopping center are trying to stop construction of the Regional Connector, which will allow passengers to travel from points on the Gold Line to the Blue and Expo lines without having to transfer trains like they have to right now.
For years now, the Little Tokyo Service Center has been raising the $23.5 million needed to turn a local parking lot into a community center. Now, just to get us all excited about making that happen, there's a cool fly-through tour of the place.
Since January 8, the Gold Line's been running with the help of buses to bridge the gap in service at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. But now, for the first time, the line is running between East LA and its brand new terminus in Azusa.