Rendering courtesy of Little Tokyo Service Center via Downtown NewsLong before most of us ever thought of moving Downtown (and before quite of few of us were even born), the Little Tokyo Community has been fighting to get a recreation center for its youth (since the 1970's) and a place where the community as a whole could gather. It took decades before a site could be selected and agreed upon - and acquired - in 2011 - and now - the half way point has been reached to raise the money to build it.
The Downtown News yesterday reported that 1.3 million in Prop K funds will push the raised amount to around 11 million of the needed 22 million dollars.
Little Tokyo Rec Center Gets $1.3 Million Grant
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The effort to build a $22 million recreation center in Little Tokyo got a big boost recently. Scott Ito, the project manager for the planned Budokan of Los Angeles, said the development from the Little Tokyo Service Center will receive $1.3 million grant in Prop K funds.
The money brings the fundraising campaign to nearly the halfway point, with about $11 million raised, Ito said.
The project would create a 38,000-square-foot facility between Second and Third streets. It would include a four-court gymnasium, community space and a rooftop garden with a jogging track.
The rest of the story and the proposed time frame for construction and completion can be found at the Downtown News website.