Blossom Plaza, a new transit-oriented, urban mixed-use development, links a highly accessible and pedestrian-friendly network of public open spaces to the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station in downtown Los Angeles. The plaza ignites a vibrant and culturally rich urban experience with apartments, an art gallery pop-up and soon to be leased retail shops, and restaurants for residents, shoppers, tourists, and workers. Right at the foot of the Gold Line Metro Station, a 19,000-square-foot public space accommodates neighborhood events and a paseo for retail businesses. Paving patterns reflect historic Chinese geometries in the plaza. The design, while contemporary in shape and color, draws inspiration from signature elements of traditional Chinese architecture. A grand staircase leads from College Street up to the Cultural Plaza, reinforcing pedestrian connectivity in the neighborhood, as well as the site’s highly porous and public nature. Two five-story residential buildings feature 237 urban apartments (20% of which are reserved as affordable units) that rise four floors above 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail.)
■ Great Chinatown location at the foot of the Gold Line Metro Station
■ 19,000 square foot project
■ Project contains a beautiful grand staircase leading up to the Cultural Plaza
■ Two five-story residential buildings
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