Just south of the 8th Street corridor in Koreatown, construction has gone vertical for yet another multifamily residential development from Jamison Services, Inc.

Construction in progress for Kara at 815 S Kingsley DriveRichard Bourne

The Kara apartments, now under construction at 815-832 S. Kingsley Drive, will eventually consist of a six-story building featuring 114 apartments above two-level, 162-car basement parking garage. 

As a condition of approval, Jamison is required to set aside 12 apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing for extremely low-income households, making the project eligible for Transit Oriented Communities development incentives.

DFH Architects is designing the Kara, which is portrayed in a rendering as a boxy low-rise structure clad in gray stucco and orange and white metal panels. Architectural plans show open space amenities including a rooftop amenity deck, a podium-level courtyard, and several interior common rooms.

815-831 S. Kingsley DriveGoogle Maps

The project is one of at least a half-dozen similar mixed-use projects planned or underway on sites along either side of 8th Street through Koreatown, including projects from Jamison Services at Western Avenue and Serrano Avenue.