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CHINATOWN/ DOWNTOWN : Redevelopment Ideas Go Public

October 02, 1994|TOMMY LI

The Community Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to hold public hearings this week to consider drafts of five-year plans for Chinatown and the Downtown business district.

Commissioners will discuss the 17-page Chinatown plan at 6 p.m. Monday at Cathay Manor, 600 N. Broadway, said CRA spokesman Chuck Sifuentes.

The Chinatown redevelopment area covers 303 acres and is bounded by the Pasadena Freeway on the north, North Broadway and North Main Street on the east, Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and the Santa Ana Freeway on the south and Beaudry Avenue on the west. Key projects proposed for the area include completion of a gymnasium, a long-awaited cultural and community center, and new affordable housing for low-income families.

CRA staff is also recommending that commissioners approve spending $300,000 on a study to determine a plan for Chinatown.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, commissioners will go over questions or comments regarding the 18-page, proposed five-year plan for the Central Business District. The meeting will be held in the fourth-floor CRA Board Room in the Banco Popular Building, 354 S. Spring St.

Copies of the plans are available at CRA offices.

Information: (213) 977-1951.

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