New Chinatown Los Angeles Apartments
UPDATE – October 1, 2013: Jia Apartments is now expected to welcome its first residents in January, 2014. The temporary leasing office is open at 880 N. Alameda (with complimentary parking is available at Union Station in Lot B) and online leasing is available through our website.
Brand-new apartments with the right amount of closets and ample parking? Check. Historic Los Angeles Chinatown neighborhood, teaming with color and life? Check. Minutes away from Dodger Stadium, LA Live, USC and great dining? Check plus.
If that’s what you say you’re looking for in a downtown Los Angeles apartment, then your story is about to come true. The apartments at Jia – an interpretation of the Chinese word for “family home” – are entering the final stages of construction and will begin online leasing in May, 2013.
Formerly known as Chinatown Gateway Apartments, the Equity Residential Chinatown Los Angeles apartments development will offer 280 studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. There’s 17,000 square feet of retail space that will welcome customers and residents alike from under the iconic “Dragon Gateway” that symbolizes the entrance to Chinatown.
In late summer, the first residents will be moving into new homes featuring high-end finishes such as granite countertops in the bath and kitchen, upscale cabinetry, contemporary lighting, 9’ ceilings, custom closets, in-home washers/dryers and hard-surface flooring. Community amenities center around outdoor living, including two courtyards, a spa and swimming pool with private cabanas, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and a resident lounge with a fireplace and catering kitchen. Wi-Fi will be available in all community rooms, and there will be underground parking for 588 cars.
The community’s location puts residents in the middle of Los Angeles’ thriving downtown, just minutes from the Staples Center, the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Steeped in history, Los Angeles’s original Chinatown was established around 1870 was relocated a mile or so to its current location – the former Little Italy – in 1938 to make way for Union Station.
Jia is just the latest downtown Los Angeles apartment community from Equity Residential. With about 31 million square feet of office space and relatively few apartments, this neighborhood will continue to attract both new residents and investors for some time to come.