A car wash has bitten the dust in Sawtelle, as prolific Koreatown developer Jamison Services, Inc. prepares to build its first project west of the I-405 Freeway.


The development site, located at 11600 W. Santa Monica Boulevard, is approved for the construction of a five-story building containing 100 one- and two-bedroom apartments - including nine to be set aside for very low-income households - above basement parking for 144 vehicles.

Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the project, which would front Santa Monica Boulevard with building amenities including a recreation room and a gym.  The building's U-shaped footprint will surround an interior courtyard, with additional open space provided on the structure's roof.

Jamison, which has dozens of projects in pre-development or construction in Koreatown, has also ventured outside of its home turf to develop multifamily buildings in Hollywood and West Los Angeles.

The 11600 Santa Monica site is neighbored by several properties also slated for redevelopment, including an adjoining strip mall and the former site of a Vons supermarket at Santa Monica and Barrington Avenue.