An early 1970s office building located near the border between Koreatown and Westlake could become housing, according to an application recently submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Jamison Services, Koreatown's biggest landlord, is seeking approvals to convert a six-story, 95,000-square-foot building located at 520 S. La Fayette Park Place into 141 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, seated atop parking for nearly 200 vehicles.

As the project conforms to zoning rules, and does not require incentives, no affordable housing is proposed.

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Corbel Architects is designing the adaptive reuse project, which would not make changes to the exterior of the building or its grounds.

The proposed development would require a Zoning Administrator's approval to permit the conversion of the building, as well as an allowance for an average unit size of 588 square feet, rather than the normal minimum of 750 square feet.

The project is one of dozens of ground-up and adaptive reuse developments Jamison currently has in the works for sites in Central Los Angeles.

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