One block northwest of the Wilshire/Western subway station in Koreatown, a single-story commercial building completed in the early 1920s could make way for a mixed-use apartment building, per an application submitted to the L.A. Department of City Planning.

North elevation for 3980 W 6th StreetAFCO Design

Kamran Rahimi of Central Triad Holdings, LLC, the applicant behind the proposed project at 3980 W. 6th Street, is seeking approvals for the construction of a new five-story building which would feature 51 one-bedroom apartments atop approximately 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Using the provisions of AB 2097, which prevents cities and counties from imposing parking requirements near transit, the proposed project does not include automobile parking.

Requested entitlements include  Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger building than would otherwise be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, six of the proposed apartments as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

AFCO Design is listed as the architect behind the project, named the Triad Apartments, which is portrayed in plans as a contemporary podium-type building with a rooftop deck.

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The proposed development, in addition to its proximity to the subway stop, also sits just northeast of a 230-unit development from Jamison Services now rising at 640 S. St. Andrews Place. The same developer is also behind an ongoing adaptive reuse project which is transforming the Pierce National Life Building at Wilshire and Western into housing.

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