Chinatown's College Station development has taken another step forward - albeit in slightly smaller form.

The proposed mixed-use complex, which comes from New York-based developer Atlas Capital Group, would bring residential units and retail space to a vacant five-acre property at the corner of College and Spring Streets.  According to a final environmental impact report published last week by the City of Los Angeles, the project now calls for the construction of 725 residential units - down from an earlier proposal for 770 apartments - and approximately 50,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses.

The revised plan cuts plans for street-fronting townhomes, as well as a reduction of on-site parking from 1,179 spaces to 907 spaces.

Johnson Fain is designing the project, which will retain the same height and layout despite its diminished residential component.  Renderings show a contemporary six-story complex with a collection of interconnected internal courtyards at its podium level.

Construction of College Station is ancitipcated to occur over 43 months, though a groundbreaking date has not been announced for the project.

This is the second time that Atlas Capital has revised its plans for the Chinatown project, which previouly included a pair of 20-story towers.

Rendering of College Station by Johnson Fain
Rendering of College Station by Johnson Fain
Rendering of College Station by Johnson Fain
Rendering of College Station by Johnson Fain

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.