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Case Study and Site Tour: Chinatown’s La Plaza Village Lifting the Veil on Public-Private Partnerships

March 28, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
La Plaza Village
550 North Broadway
Los Angeles, 90012 United States
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La Plaza Village is located at the intersection of Union Station, Chinatown, El Pueblo, and the Civic Core and stitches together each of these distinct downtown nodes with a vibrant, walkable destination. Designed as a graceful, modern village, the terraced massing is bisected by a pedestrian paseo and the buildings reflect a classic Mexican palette.

Before the panel discussion located on the ground floor of Phase I, join ULI and the Trammell Crow team for a behind the scenes tour of the mixed-use buildings of Phase I and Phase II, still under construction.

The panel discussion will delve into the complex public-private partnership that included the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, Trammell Crow Company, High Street Residential, Cesar Chavez Foundation, and the Museum de Cultura y Artes.  With such a dramatic cast of characters and countless roller-coaster moments along with way, there is no shortage of twists and turns in this story.  Hear from the project team how the project grew from an RFP response into the vibrant, transformative community of LA Plaza Village.  Spanning two city blocks, the project includes 355 units (80% market rate, 20% affordable) and 43,000 square feet of retail and utilizes no public subsidy.

The tours will start promptly at 5:30 and will run every 5-10 minutes. The last tour will depart at 6:10pm. This event is generously sponsored by Principal Real Estate Investors and Trammell Crow Company.


  • Doug Champion, Partner, Gibson Dunn
  • Scott Johnson, FAIA, Design Partner, Johnson Fain
  • Adriana Vesci, Partner, Cox, Castle & Nicholson
  • Christina Lee, Vice President, Trammell Crow Company
  • Emma Loos, Development Associate, Skanska, Moderator


  • Private $75 (Nonmember $100)
  • Public/Non-profit $50 (nonmember $70)
  • Under Age 35 $35 (Nonmember $50)
  • Student $25 (Nonmember $35)

Enjoy catering by a local food vendor and cocktails at the La Plaza Village site.


Parking: Complimentary parking provided at the venue. Click here to view the parking map. You can also take the Metro, La Plaza Village is only two blocks away from Union station.

Additional parking lots within three-four blocks can be located by using the Best Parking website.














Photograph by Hunter Kerhart

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