Live-work development project proposed in Chinatown
Applicant wants cap lifted on residential units in project near historic park
Another major new development in Los Angeles’ Chinatown neighborhood was submitted Thursday to the city’s planning commission, a proposal to construct a 243-unit live-work space adjacent to the LA State Historic Park.
Applicant Janice Sican applied for a mixed-use development of 243 live-work units at 1457 N. Main St., comprised of 117,000 square feet – with 43 percent going to residential. Sican is seeking permission to exceed the property’s limit of 15 percent of the floor-area-ratio going to residential.
Urbanize LA first reported on the application.
There has been a handful of significant recent developments in this swath of Chinatown, which is part of the city’s Cornfield Arroyo Specific plan, as a former industrial and freight rail yard site gradually transitions into residential and office use space.
The City Council in March approved a seven-story, 724-unit residential project by developer Atlas Capital abutting Chinatown’s Spring Street gold line station.
And a block away from the proposed 243-unit live-work building, Portland, Oregon-based developer NPB Capital applied for a 285-unit, 266,000-mixed use project at 200 Mesnagers Street. The City Council has not yet approved the project. [Urbanize LA] — Matthew Blake