Sustainable Little Tokyo
Thank you for your interest and support of Sustainable Little Tokyo.  Since late 2013, Little Tokyo has been developing a vision for neighborhood sustainability that respects and enhances the neighborhood’s history and culture.  The vision is based on community values for resource conservation, “mottainai”, and consideration of children and future generations, “kodomono tameni”.  It is focused in the short term on transit-oriented development around the new Little Tokyo/Arts District Regional Connector station.  In the long term, the vision identifies the opportunity to create a Cultural EcoDistrict to support the entire neighborhood.

To learn more about Sustainable Little Tokyo, what we're working on, and how to get involved, please visit the Sustainable Little Tokyo website at or contact us at このメールアドレスは、スパムロボットから保護されています。アドレスを確認するにはJavaScriptを有効にしてください .


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To download the full visioning document and appendices, click the links below.

Community Vision
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Little Tokyo Market Study


[9.30.13] Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Sustainable Little Tokyo community forum this past weekend.  We were very pleased with the turnout and levels of interest and engagement in the different conversations happening throughout the event.  Be sure to visit the Sustainable Little Tokyo page on the Community Council's website for updates on the event and where we will be going next.  Thank you again to our community sponsors for providing additional support and space throughout the course of the weekend:  Koyasan Buddhist Temple, East West Players, L.A. Artcore, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and more.
You can also stay updated via Facebook (Little Tokyo), Twitter and Instagram (#sustainLT).  
Thank you again for your continued support.


The Little Tokyo Community Council and Little Tokyo Service Center are collaborating with a range of community and environmental advocates to help create green, inclusive revitalization in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.  In partnership with a professional design, engineering, and economic consulting team, we want to hear your thoughts as community stakeholders to envision and create state of the art plans for properties around the planned Regional Connector station that will advance the goal of sustainable neighborhood revitalization and cultural preservation.  With your help and input, the sustainable redevelopment of these sites will have a catalytic effect on the rest of the neighborhood. 

Please join us for a multi-day community forum to generate our vision for a truly sustainable Little Tokyo and to identify strategies that promote our environmental, economic, community and cultural values and aspirations.  At the forum, there will be a variety of interactive activities and educational tables to gather community input, including specific conversations and listening stations to learn more about different parts of the community.  There will also be an opportunity to learn about the LEED for Neighborhood Development sustainability framework, and how that can help inform our environmental vision and goals.


Follow the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by using #sustainLT

Day 1   September 27, Friday 

Interactive Workshops   12-6pm

Koyasan Buddhist Temple

342 E 1st St

Day 2   September 28, Saturday

Interactive Workshops   9:30am-1pm

Union Center for the Arts

120 Judge John Aiso St

Presentation of Work-in-progress   6-7:30pm
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
111 N Central Ave

Day 3   September 29, Sunday
Open House   1:30-3:30pm
Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
815 E 1st St

*Locations subject to change

Japanese translation available and Korean translation upon request

Download Info Packet Here

Download the Kickoff Presenatation

Download the Little Tokyo Market Study 


Meet the Team


Little Tokyo Community Council

Natural Resources Defense Council

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Los Angeles


Mike Okamoto & Associates, Inc.

Puttman Infrastructure, Inc.

Keyser Marston Associates

Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors, LLC


Thank You to our Sponsors


Natural Resources Defense Council

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Los Angeles

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase

East West Players

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Japanese American National Museum

Koyasan Buddhist Temple

Little Tokyo Koban

Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple


Need more information?

For questions or more information, contact:

Thomas Yee
LTSC Community Development Corporation
Director of Planning
(213) 473-3030 phone
(213) 473-1681 fax


­­­Download Info Packet Here