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Toriumi Plaza at Aiso Street Parking Facility

Toriumi Plaza sits atop the Aiso Street Parking Facility at 1st Street and Judge John Aiso Street, it is a City of Los Angeles funded project and initiated by the Bureau of Engineering that is slightly over 1 acre in size.  It is dedicated to Reverend Howard Noboru Toriumi, a minister of the Union Church in Little Tokyo, who was a community activist that established efforts in defining the Little Tokyo Community Redevelopment Project Area and founded what later became the influential Little Tokyo Community Advisory Council (LTCAC).  The key provision of the plaza’s design is to allow for future retail kiosks to populate it thereby activating it as an urban space that could serve as an active gateway to the Little Tokyo Commercial District.

Details
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Program(s): Public Plaza/Bus Stop
Size: 30,523 sq. ft.
Status: Completed
Landscape: Melendrez