At the eastern edge of Koreatown, developers Hankey Capital and Jamison Services, Inc. are putting the finishing touches on Kurve on Wilshire


The 25-story tower, located at the southwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Hoover Street, will feature a total of 644 studio, one, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with parking for 1,100 vehicles and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space.

Large Architecture designed Kurve, which has an amorphous footprint and tiered building heights which avoid shading neighboring Lafayette Park.  The tower is unique a blends a traditional concrete high-rise with wood frame construction comprising apartment units masking above-grade parking levels.

In addition to housing, the roughly $300-million development includes several on-site amenities for use by residents - most notably a roughly one-acre amenity deck located above its podium level.  The space would include a pool deck overlooking Wilshire Boulevard.

Completion of Kurve is expected later this year.

Kurve is the latest in a recent slate of high-rise developments located within walking distance of the Wilshire/Vermont subway station on the eastern side of Koreatown, including the Vermont Towers - which opened in 2014 - and the 3033 Wilshire development - which made its debut in 2016.

Holland Partner Group is also in the midst of construction at a 38-story tower at the intersection of 7th Street and New Hampshire Avenue, while Los Angeles County is wrapping up work on the Department of Mental Health's new headquarters near the intersection of 6th Street and Vermont Avenue.

Kurve is the second large mixed-use project built as a joint venture between Hankey and Jamison Services, following the Circa apartment towers which opened in Downtown Los Angeles in 2018.  The two companies are also planning a 490-unit apartment complex across the street from Metro's Vermont/Beverly Station.

Separately, Jamison is planning a smaller 262-unit apartment complex one block east adjacent to Southwestern Law School, and is now in the midst of construction on a 228-unit residential-retail development a block south on 7th Street.