Plans filed Tuesday show busy Chinatown developer Redcar is aiming to build a new 192,000-square-foot mixed-user on North Spring Street at the site of the 1960s theater where Quentin Tarantino was once interested in showing retro Chinese films.
For the second time this week, plans have been filed with the city for a mixed use project next to Chinatown's Cornfield Park. The newest development will include 124 units of housing and 8,691 square feet of ground floor commercial space.
Plans for a project bringing 920 units to a very skinny lot above the Los Angeles State Historic Park were submitted to the city Tuesday. The proposed development would be right next to the Gold Line tracks north of the Chinatown station.
It's part theater, part residence. Ford and XTen Architects redid the interiors, making room for "an internal courtyard, an audio-visual room, a large kitchen and retail space." The new buyers might turn the living space into an Airbnb-style rental.
Plans call for a seven-story, mixed-use building with 122 residential units (six of which will be set aside for very low-income tenants) and 4,200 square feet of retail space on the ground floor on a site about a block away from a Gold Line station.
The reopening of the under-renovation Los Angeles State Historic Park has been pushed back a number of times, so it's no surprise that it's being delayed once more. Now, the park is expected to open in January 2017. The holdup? Slow-growing grass.
More housing is headed to Chinatown. Plans for the Hill Street site include 162 housing units, ground-floor commercial space, and underground parking for residents. The lot is just two blocks north of LA Plaza Cultura Village.
Once featured in Dwell magazine, the 8,000-square-foot structure has gone through a number of incarnations since it was constructed in 1939. Right now, it contains two live/work lofts and three retail spaces.