Little Tokyo - one of only three remaining Japantowns in the country and an over 130 year old Los Angeles neighborhood - has a long history of displacement and encroachment, but also of community visioning, planning, and organizing. The neighborhood's most recent efforts have culminated in Sustainable Little Tokyo, a community-driven initiative working to ensure a healthy, equitable, and culturally rich Little Tokyo for generations to come. One of the cornerstones of this visioning effort is the future development of First Street North, a City-owned parking lot that sits at the northern end of this historic neighborhood. As the City of LA moves forward with its efforts to explore Civic Center redevelopment and expansion on various Downtown LA sites - including First Street North, Little Tokyo is working to ensure that its vision for community-driven development that relates to the rest of the neighborhood and supports its unique cultural identity is respected and eventually, implemented.
Updated First Street North Vision Priorities -- Coming Soon
Contact Kristin Fukushima at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rémy De La Peza at email@example.com for more information on the latest regarding First Street North