Designs for Development of Little Tokyo Galleria Property Unveiled

The owners of the indoor mall, which opened in the 1980s and was renovated in 2014, submitted plans with the Department of City Planning and requested a change in the land-use designation from light manufacturing to community commercial, as well as vesting zone and height district changes.

The new design, part of a trend toward further development of the Arts District, includes 994 residential units, including 110 live/work units and 160 affordable units; 99,300 square feet of commercial space; and four towers up to 34 stories high.