Orange County Development Map (From LAOCDB)

Orange County Development Map

For a spatial view of developments that are in proposed, planning, or under construction phase, check out the map below:

Legend: Red = Proposed/Planning; Green Point = Under Construction; Green Star = Completed. Please see the drop down tab at the top left of the map for a drop down menu to see the rest of the legend and to see a list format of the projects.

Note: Links provided in the maps are to the new website

Sunday, April 10, 2016

My Visit to California Plaza in DTLA

Walk way in California Plaza in DTLA

By: Chad Kim

I moved to DTLA not that long ago. A little over one month to be precise. Even though I have lived here, and gotten to visit the urban landscape multiple times prior to my move, I still find new places to explore. In this piece, I describe my visit to California Plaza along with photos I got to take along my visit. 

California Plaza is a multilevel plaza perched atop at a higher elevation compared to when I made my entry to this plaza. Before making the journey up here, I had to use an escalator located at the north-west corner of 4th and Olive.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DTLA Visit on Feb 07, 2016

Downtown Los Angeles DTLA skyline as seen from Chinatown Gold Line Station platform
View of DTLA Skyline from Chinatown Gold Line Station Platform

By: Chad Kim

It was an unusually warm Sunday, and I went to DTLA to meet up with my friend to hang out and also take a look at the various DTLA development projects that are going on right now. I met him up at Union Station.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Visit to the Beach and Bolsa Chica Wetlands

View of the beach at Sunset Beach can also see Catalina Island
View of Catalina Island from Sunset Beach

By: Chad Kim

We decided to visit the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, but beforehand, made an impromptu visit to the Bolsa Chica State Beach in Sunset Beach in Orange County. Once parked, and made our way to the beach, I immediately took a picture which shows the beach and skyline of Downtown Long Beach.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

When Facing Preferential Treatment

By: Chad Kim

Earlier this afternoon, I walked with my associate to get a refreshment at Mother's Market in Santa Ana at City Place. I decided to get some carrot juice and stood in line waiting for my turn to pay and enjoy my drink. However, this supposedly easy experience turned into a nightmare. I greet the cashier and no response. I felt as if I was speaking to a wall. In light of this, I tried to disregard the situation, thinking, "hm...she must have had a bad day or something". It was my associate's turn, and there and then, she becomes reanimated. She first greets him and afterwards provides thanks. Keep in mind I am Asian-American and I am proud of who I am and also proud to be American. The cashier is not Asian and neither is my associate.

Instead, I am greatly disappointed by the treatment I experienced. Whether this was racial prejudice or not I can't come to a definitive conclusion on that, but shopping at an outstanding market, there is an expectation of at least not experiencing preferential treatment. Overall, I came out of the store disappointed.

Moral of the story. When you face situations such as this or even worse such as racial prejudice. Speak up and let your voice be heard. Don't stay quiet and let it pass.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Quick Visit to DTLA

By: Chad Kim

This is a continuation from earlier today's post: A Quick Trip to Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

On my way back from the Griffith Observatory, I decided to make a quick stop at DTLA South Park to take a few pictures.