Located mere steps away from the historic El Pueblo neighborhood, the La Plaza Cultural Village will create a vibrant, mixed-use development that pays tribute to the historic birthplace of the City of Los Angeles in the form of cultural programming and facilities that celebrate LA’s diversity.
In addition to providing portals to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Museum and Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, this urban village is sited only two blocks from Union Station, the transportation gateway for the entire region. The project will include 355 apartments, 71 of which are designated as affordable housing for low and moderate income tenants, that feature state of the art amenities such as a fitness center, pool, dog park, community lounge and roof decks that facilitate social gatherings. A pedestrian paseo running through the heart of the development will connect users from Fort Moore Memorial to Union Station and feature 50,000 square feet of retail space. A plaza lined with restaurants and shaded by a venerable California Sycamore will provide plentiful public space for outdoor dining and other events.
Watry Design, Inc. was asked to provide parking solutions for the project to support residents, visitors and commercial use. Block A of the development will include 2 levels of subterranean parking, totaling approximately 242 stalls and block B will provide approximately 478 stalls above ground stalls on 5 levels. Bicycle parking is also being incorporated into the design.
- Owner: County of Los Angeles
- Design Architect: Johnson Fain
- Developer: High Street Residential, a subsidiary of Trammell Crow, and The Cesar Chavez Foundation
- Project Status: Construction
- Parking Stalls: 720
- Levels: Block A: 2 subterranean, Block B: 5 total, 2 subterranean
- Total Sq Ft: 283,655