The owners of the indoor mall, which opened in the 1980s and was renovated in 2014, submitted plans with the Department of City Planning and requested a change in the land-use designation from light manufacturing to community commercial, as well as vesting zone and height district changes.
The new design, part of a trend toward further development of the Arts District, includes 994 residential units, including 110 live/work units and 160 affordable units; 99,300 square feet of commercial space; and four towers up to 34 stories high.
Plans have also been filed with the city to construct a building nearby at 330 S. Alameda St. The development would include live-work lofts, retail space, and a garage.
The projects will be unimpeded by Measure S, which was rejected by voters on March 7. It would have imposed a two-year moratorium on any development that requires changes in maximum height or land-use designation.
Residential — The Hill in Los Angeles, Commonwealth Row in Fullerton, Artesia Village in Artesia
Commercial — Stanford Wholesale Mart in Los Angeles, Office Depot in Little Tokyo, The Square in Sunnyvale
Institutional — Santa Monica Courthouse, Cerritos Church, E.K. Art Gallery and Learning Center in Los Angeles
Branded environment — Samsung Service Center in Los Angeles, Two Two Chicken in Fullerton, Coffee Bay in Sacramento
To see more images of the Little Tokyo Galleria site design, visit www.dgbamerica.com/project.