If you are invited to have your parking validated while visiting, please park at Little Tokyo SHO Parking, 350 E 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (operated by Joe’s Auto Parks), which is located on the same city block as our new office building. When getting parked:
- Enter the parking structure managed by “Joe’s Auto Parks” from 2nd Street, between San Pedro and Central.
- Take a ticket from the automated dispenser at the entry kiosk, and bring it with you.
- Use parking on any level; only a few spaces near the structure’s entry are marked “reserved” for others.
- Take note of which floor segment you park on, such as “3B.” It easy to forget where you parked 🙂
- Exit the parking structure towards the west/southwest stairs or elevator, to the ground level, and head for the red brick Noguchi Plaza, and then towards the rectangular, brutalist-style JACCC Center Building. Our office is on the 5th floor of the JACCC Center Building, so take the elevator past the guard desk. If the building outside door is locked, ring the bell to the left of the main entry doors.
- When leaving the meeting at the Economic Roundtable, staff will give you a validation ticket to accompany your parking ticket. (The former is credit to cover the cost of the latter.)
- At the parking structure, before going to your car, go to the 1st floor payment kiosk near the entry facing the JACCC plaza, and also near the base of the parking structure’s elevator. Put your parking ticket in the machine 1st, then it will ask for payment, where you put it your validation ticket 2nd. Ask the attendant if you need help, or call ERt staff if you have any difficulty or questions: 213-892-8104.
- Use your now-validated parking ticket when exiting the parking structure in your car.
Please use the maps below to get into the only parking lot for which we can provide validation:
Here is the route to walk from the Little Tokyo SHO Parking, 350 E 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 to the ERt office’s building, the JACCC Center Building:Here is what the entry to the *Joe’s* parking structure looks like, from 2nd Street. There are two parking entry driveways side-by-side, so be sure to enter the one on the right, into the yellow/orange painted structure.
Other, non-validated parking options nearby can be found via ParkMe.
Public transit and walking directions:
Use Google Maps (below) to figure out your public transit and driving route to our office. Several bus lines run through Little Tokyo, and our office is a 5 minute walk from the recently opened Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro light rail station, along the Downtown Connector.
To arrive by train, you can take the Metro A Line (runs east-west between Azusa and Pasadena, then north-south between Pasadena and Long Beach, via Downtown Los Angeles) or the Metro E Line (runs east-west between Santa Monica and East Los Angeles, via Downtown Los Angeles) Civic Center/Grand Park Metro station, which is at the intersection of 1st Street and Hill Street.
About our office location:
The Economic Roundtable is located in the office building of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), since March 2018. “JACCC’s Center Building is a five-story office building and was the first phase of establishing JACCC’s facilities followed by the construction of the James Irvine Japanese Garden, the Aratani Theatre, and JACCC Plaza. Completed in 1980, the Center Building is a five-story office building located in historic Little Tokyo, minutes away from restaurants, retail, and the Metro Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Our campus also includes the Aratani Theatre, James Irvine Japanese Garden, and Isamu Noguchi Plaza. We offer special rates for nonprofit organizations.”
About our former office location:
Downtown Los Angeles is home for the Economic Roundtable since our founding in 1991. From that founding year until 2018, the Economic Roundtable’s office was located in the historic Coast Federal Savings building (picture), which was built in 1926. The building was designed by renowned California engineer and architect Julia Morgan, who also designed the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, and the old Los Angeles Herald-Examiner offices, located a few blocks south. The building’s name comes from an early occupant, the Coast Federal Savings and Loan Association, which featured a model of the building prominently in its “Buck Bunny” television ads decades ago. Today the building bears the signage of Chase Bank, and is home several non-profit organizations, social service contractors and a clothing marketer in addition to the first floor bank. Rising up above the Coast Federal Savings building are two new towers: “Level” at 888 S. Olive Street, and 49 story, 490 apartment residence at 825 S. Hill Street, both by Onni.