Nearly one year after breaking ground in Koreatown, the frame of a mixed-use development from Jamison Services, Inc. and City Century is starting to rise.


The project, called Nexen, is located on a 1.2-acre site at 2938-2972 W. 7th Street.  The completed development will consist of a seven-story structure featuring 228 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 23 extremely low-income affordable units - above 7,800 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 229 parking stalls.

MVE + Partners is designing the podium-type building, which is depicted as a contemporary low-rise structured lined with cantilevered balconies.  Plans also call for a roof terrace, a fitness center, and a rear-facing courtyard.

At the time of the project's groundbreaking, completion was anticipated in the second half of 2021.

Jamison Services, which is leading construction, is also partnering on the 25-story Kurve on Wilshire apartment tower two blocks north at Wilshire Boulevard and Hoover Street.

City Century, the other partner, is behind a series of proposed high-rise developments in Downtown - including a three-tower complex near L.A. Live.