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Click here for information on the ULI Advisory Service Panel for the LA’s Cleantech Corridor that took place in May 2010

At A Glance

  • Adopted Date: January 23, 1980
  • Amendments:
    December 20, 1994
    September 26, 2001
    October 31, 2003
  • Project End Date: January 23, 2021

    Site Office Information:
    448 South Hill Street,
    Suite 1200, Los Angeles,
    California 90013. 
    T: 213-922-7800
    F: 213-617-8233


    Regional Administrator II:
    Jenny Scanlin
    jscanlin@cra.lacity.org

    Regional Administrator I:
    Jay Virata
    jvirata@cra.lacity.org
 \\Commonspot\internet-site\images\bullet1 About the Project Area

In September 2001, the Redevelopment Plan was amended to, among other things, extend the date to incur debt and to raise the tax increment cap and bonded indebtedness limit.  The County of Los Angeles filed a validation action challenging the Plan Amendment on several grounds, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act; defective, incomplete and invalid Report to Council and breach of 1980 tax sharing agreement.  The Superior Court has decided in favor of the Agency on all these issues.  In the belief that the County would not appeal the Superior Court judgment, a Work Program has been developed, which repays Chinatown borrowing from Agency discretionary funds while instigating and continuing programs envisioned at the time of the Plan Amendment adoption.  These include the development of affordable new family housing; development of the long anticipated Cultural and Community Center and Intermodal facility in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles; the Commercial Incentives Loan Program and Business Improvement Program targeting improvements to facades and buildings in the commercial core.