Koreatown's getting new housing left and right, tucking apartments into museums and turning one-time offices into space where people can legally live. The trend barrels ahead with this ground-up project from corporate landlords Jamison Services. The mixed-use development will bring 209 market-rate apartments—almost entirely studios and one-bedroom units—to an L-shaped spot occupied by a parking lot at 3640 Wilshire Boulevard. (Though it doesn't show up in the renderings, the two-story building right on the corner of Wilshire and Harvard will remain where it is.)
Designed by Killefer Flammang Architects, the seven-story building will have a "porcelain tile and trespa façade," a rep for Jamison says. Residents will have access to two levels of underground parking, but will also be about two blocks away from the Purple Line's Wilshire/Normandie Station. The project broke ground today, and is expected to be ready for tenants in January 2017.
Jamison Services is busy in Koreatown, where it's converting two of its office buildings into residential towers with more than 400 units total, and in South Park, where it's working on building a very tall, double-tower condo building.