This high-density mixed-use project, developed for the Little Tokyo Service Center and the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, contains affordable housing units, retail, offices, and a child care facility. Casa Heiwa was the first building in the City of Los Angeles designed as a Type III, five-story wood frame structure. Previously limited to four stories, this breakthrough in the wood framing construction industry paved the way for economical development of housing projects with densities over 100 units per acre.