It feels like forever ago since Metro first announced its plans for the Regional Connector Transit Project. Yesterday, Metro hosted a meet & greet reception in Little Tokyo to prime the community & interested developers, architects, engineers, & consultants for its upcoming RFI/Q expected in August/September 2018.
The 1.9 mile Regional Connector alignment will add 3 new stations to LA's light-rail system - with the Little Tokyo/Arts District station expected to be the second busiest station (the busiest being Union Station) in the entire network.
There is already a long history of community tension and partnership with Metro on this specific transit project - some of which I was directly involved in during my time working at the Little Tokyo Service Center, the only community development corporation and affordable housing developer in Little Tokyo. I am honored to be supporting them once again as they prepare for the station's Joint Development.