Developer Jamison Services’s plan to build two apartment towers that will each rise more than 20 stories on a site behind Central Plaza at Mariposa and Wilshire in Koreatown is becoming clearer. That’s thanks to new renderings presented to the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council and first spotted by Urbanize LA.
Plans for the project were proposed three years, but this is the first set of renderings that have been available publicly. To make way for the new structures, Jamison will raze a three-story parking garage on the site—but will build plenty of new parking as part of the project.
The towers, designed by CallisonRTKL, would rise 28 and 23 stories tall, respectively, atop a four-story podium. The towers would contain 641 apartments, a mix of studio and two-bedroom units. Both of the towers would have rooftop amenity areas.
The new structures would bring 18,454 square feet of commercial space to the area.
The site is just around the corner from the Metro station at Wilshire and Normandie, but plans call for a whopping 1,922 parking spaces. (The podium would have two underground stories, as well, to accommodate parking.)
About a block away, at Sixth and Ardmore, Jamison wants to build a 32-story tower and a 14-story tower as part of a residential and retail complex that would take up half of that block.
About two blocks west of that, Jamison is hoping to plop two 23-story towers atop an existing parking garage at 3600 Wilshire. That project would bring 760 apartments to the neighborhood.