Cedillo Hosts Blossom Plaza Grand Opening in Chinatown

Cedillo Hosts Blossom Plaza Grand Opening in Chinatown

September 15, 2016

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Cedillo Hosts Blossom Plaza Grand Opening in Chinatown
Adding Transit Oriented Development and Affordable Housing in CD1

Los Angeles—Councilmember Gil Cedillo hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Blossom Plaza development in Chinatown, a project that was in the works for 15 years and was realized under his leadership. Designed by Johnson Fain for Forest City Realty Trust, Blossom Plaza is a new transit-oriented, mixed-use development linking a highly accessible and pedestrian-friendly network of public open spaces to the Metro Gold Line Chinatown station. The plaza ignites a vibrant and culturally rich urban experience with 237 apartments, 20,000 square feet of ground level retail and restaurant space, and 19,000 square feet of public space which accommodates neighborhood events. 53 units in this development are affordable and boasts 175 public parking spaces.

“Today is a good day for Chinatown and the housing community of Los Angeles. We have added 237 units of housing, 53 of which are affordable, in a Transit Oriented Development along the Metro Gold Line,” stated Councilmember Cedillo. “I’d like to thank Forest City for helping us build much needed housing in the First Council District, which will make a dent in the overall housing shortage the City faces. I’d also like to thank them for their generous grants to the Chinatown Service Center, East Wind Foundation for Youth, and F.A.C.E.S,” added the Councilmember.

The Blossom Plaza development dates back three CD1 administrations, from Councilmember Mike Hernandez, to Councilmember Ed Reyes, and finally Councilmember Cedillo. Three organizations received charitable contributions from Forest City, as part of their community integration initiative. Check presentations were made to the Chinatown Service Center ($20K), East Wind Foundation for Youth ($10K), and F.A.C.E.S. ($10K).

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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