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21. Atlantic Square Atlantic Square was a shopping mall in Monterey Park that was built in the 1950s. It was slated for redevelopment of the site, as its physical structure was deteriorating, and major businesses were leaving for new malls built in surrounding communities. The shopping center was a high priority for redevelopment in a city faced with declining tax revenues, with major portions to be torn down and new buildings erected. During the planning process, it was noted that there were only white developers for the project, signifying a possible preference on the part of the city government for them. One Chinese developers claimed to have received no financial assistance from the city, whereas a white developer received substantial subsidies. In addition, developers who submitted their project plans were told that if the proportion of Anglo-American businesses were raised from 30% to 60%, the city government would finance the whole project, and for anything otherwise, there would be no financial aid. Concerned about the proposed architecture, type of stores and restaurants, and lack of community input in the planning process, those who lived around Atlantic Square organized a group called Citizens for Atlantic Square Redevelopment (CARE). CARE became heavily involved in the process of developing plans for the new center, and its actions resulted in a number of public hearings in conjunction with the review boards and city council. The new Atlantic Square opened in stages during the early 1990s and by 1996 had an occupancy rate comparable to similar developments in the region. Discussed in Saito's Race and Politics (pgs. 39-54) Atlantic Square is a shopping mall in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. Plans for the redevelopment of Atlantic Square took place in the late 1980s. Monterey Park experienced a large influx of Asian immigrants, particularly in the '80s, and is seen as somewhat of a land of opportunity for these immigrants. Citizens for Atlantic Square Restoration (CARE) was formed so that citizens could be involved in the redevelopment plans. The city's long-time white and Latino residents raised concerns. The whites and Latinos generally wanted the new Atlantic Square to reflect the city's
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course -2 20101 taught by Professor Georgesanchez during the Spring '10 term at USC.

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