Within Chinatown, there are several development projects underway or planned. Forest City’s Blossom Plaza is one of the most highly anticipated mixed use projects in Los Angeles. Located directly adjacent to the Chinatown Gold Line Station, and proximate to the Chinatown Portfolio, the project will open in the Q2 2016 with over 240 apartment units, approximately 18,000 square feet of retail space, on-site parking and several thousand square feet of public pedestrian space.
Just southeast of CT 5 is the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles, a pedestrian plaza surrounded by some of LA’s first buildings. Developer Trammel Crow is working with the county to develop two county-owned parking lots into a 3.6 acre mixed-use project with 384 apartments units, and 50,000 square feet of retail space. The project is currently called LA Plaza Village.
In early 2014 architect and developer Tom Gilmore purchased a set of buildings at 835-849 N. Broadway. Credited with making Spring and Main Streets in the historic core the thriving neighborhood it is today, Tom Gilmore is said to be planning a multi-story residential and commercial high-rise around the existing historic buildings he purchased in Chinatown.
Across the street from the Gold Line Station, east of CT 2 and CT 3, sits a development site called Chinatown Station. In development by New York-based Atlas Capital Group, plans for the 5.6 acre site across the street from the Cornfield envisions 770 apartments, and 37,000 square foot of commercial space.