Ethnic Change Energizes Redevelopment In L.A. Suburb

San Gabriel's emergence as an Asian shopping and cultural hub has created opportunity for denser development and other urban improvements.
July 30, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The continuing Asian-American population explosion in the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles has changed the redevelopment pattern. In the city of San Gabriel, the formerly bland Valley Boulevard corridor has become a multicultural shopping destination, and the city is taking preliminary steps toward improving the urban character of the area. A calendar of multicultural bookings has revived a historic civic auditorium, and even the moribund Mission District is showing signs of life.

Thanks to Rich Mintz

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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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