The 133-acre Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project
is bounded by First Street on the north, Hill Street on the east, Fifth Street on the south and the Harbor Freeway on the west.
The area was re-subdivided into twenty-five (25) larger development sites. A new street system was constructed to overcome the steep topography and to connect the hilltop with the adjacent flatlands. Of the twenty-five (25) sites, four (4) are owned by CRA/LA and two (2) are owned by the County.
The varied commercial, office and residential developments on Bunker Hill have changed the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, distinguishing the area as one of the most vital, dynamic and prestigious sections of the city.
Current activities in Bunker Hill focus on the following major endeavors:
- Launching of the Grand Avenue Project, in collaboration with the City/County Joint Powers Authority and the Related Companies, to develop four sites into housing, commercial, hotel and retail uses and also re-design Grand Avenue to increase its vibrancy.
- Completing a major transportation linkage by constructing Upper Second Street.
- Improving the open space opportunities on Angels Knoll and in the plaza adjacent to the MTA portal.
- Undertaking an amendment to the Bunker Hill Design for Development (Design Guidelines) for the purpose of increasing the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 5:1 to 6:1.
- Defining the course of the Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project for the next 20 years.