In a sign of increasing confidence in the Downtown Los Angeles retail scene, the Jordan Brand will establish a flagship store on the Broadway corridor.

Jordan will inhabit the historic Schaber's Cafeteria building at 620 S. Broadway, a three-story edifice which dates back to the late 1920s.  The proposed 19,000-square-foot facility would include a mixture of retail space, training areas and a rooftop basketball court, according to a document from the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Committee.

The project from McCall Design group is expected to retain the historic nature of the Schaber's building, preserving much of its original facade ornamentation.

Jordan Brand, a Nike subsidiary named for Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, would join similar footwear retailers such as Shiekh and Footaction that have also set up shop along Broadway within the past two years.

Rendering by McCall Design Group

Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.

This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.