A few of our major achievements as we continue to protect, sustain, and promote our historic Japantown!
Metro Regional Connector
Pushed the rail line station underground and won major community benefits—including a Business Interruption Fund, Go Little Tokyo community marketing campaign, construction mitigations, and a transit consultant.
Stopped the LAPD Jail
With major support from Nishi Hongwanji, we stopped the construction of a jail in the heart of our neighborhood—which would have been next door to our largest temple and child daycare center.
Community Benefit Agreements
We worked with new developments to create construction mitigations to protect our small and legacy businesses, and create new public art that shares our history and culture.
Transportation & Street Improvements
We organized for improvements to our neighborhood, such as the construction of Aiso Parking Garage for affordable short-term parking, and the 3rd St crosswalk for a safer pedestrian path for our senior residents.