College Station, an ambitious Chinatown multi-purpose real estate project initially broached in 2014 by now-defunct developer Evoq, has been redesigned under the helm of Atlas Capital Group, which acquired Evoq, the Downtown News reported Wednesday.
The new plan, designed by Chinatown-based architecture firm Johnson Fain, replaces the original 20-story tower design for six low-rise buildings, public plazas and retail space spread across a 5.7-acre site at Spring and College streets near the southern tip of the Los Angeles State Historic Park.
The project would have a total of 770 apartments and 51,000 square feet of retail, including a roughly 37,000-square-foot market. The new proposal addresses concerns about the impact of high-rises in a largely low-rise community without sacrificing much density, said Johnson Fain Principal Scott Johnson.
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