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Solair Wilshire Now Underway

The LA Times reports today on the groundbreaking of Solair Wilshire, at the corner of Wilshire and Western in the heart of Koreatown. Along with the Courtyard Madang and the Mercury, and that proposed 40-story tower down the street, the face of Koreatown continues to change. Just leave the illegal booze serving underground karaoke bars alone.

The complex, named Solair Wilshire, will be designed by Archeon Group International (site not Firefox friendly -ed.), a Los Angeles architecture firm that designed the nearby Aroma Sporex project on Wilshire. Aroma includes a golf driving range, a sports center and shops and restaurants. Solair Wilshire is slated for completion in fall 2008, and condos will be priced from $700,000 to more than $2 million, [Bruce] Rothman said. Units will be a minimum of two bedrooms to meet the preferences of many Koreatown buyers who have extended families or frequently entertain visitors from out of the country, he said.

As noted in the California Connected blog, rich Koreans are moving back into the area in greater numbers, finding the recreation and cultural attractions of Koreatown and the luxury living possibilities too good to pass up. The result is a host of new karaoke bars Asian style high-rises, which we love.
· Condos to Rise by Red Line [LA Times]