Councilmember Huizar’s Civic Center Master Plan2018-08-29T18:54:30+00:00

OVERVIEW

The Civic Center Master Plan is a visionary facilities document first proposed via legislation by Councilmember José Huizar in 2015 that aims to bring 1.2 million square feet of City office space, more than one million square feet of housing and 260,000 square-feet of retail to the Civic Center area. It also includes cultural space and a new civic plaza and will be built in six phases over the next 15 years, with the Parker Center site as Phase One.

Furthermore, Parker Center has had a dubious history with the surrounding communities, most notably Little Tokyo, which lost about 25% of its landscape, along with hundreds of businesses and residential units to eminent domain to construct Parker Center. This, shortly after the Japanese residents and business owners of Little Tokyo were rebuilding their lives after returning from internment camps during WWII, which Councilmember Huizar called “one of the most shameful periods in American history.”