Just three months after breaking ground, construction has gone vertical at a new high-rise residential complex from prolific Koreatown developer Jamison Services, Inc.

View looking south from 6th StreetGruen Associates

The two-tower development, located at 3545 Wilshire Boulevard, will span a half city block with frontage on Ardmore Avenue to the east and 6th Street to the north. Plans call for a total of 428 apartments, 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, and an 850-car parking garage.

Gruen Associates is designing the towers, which will include a 22-story building facing Wilshire, a 14-story structure at 6th Street, and a parking garage in-between. In addition to housing, the towers will include roof decks, a dog park, fitness centers, a club room, co-working spaces, a game room, a private screening room, and an indoor golf range.

A representative of Jamison Services indicated that construction was on pace to be completed within approximately 22 months at the time 3545 Wilshire broke ground.

Construction site viewed from 6th StreetUrbanize LA

Jamison has pursued several alternatives for the 3545 Wilshire property over the past seven years. After considering a podium-type apartment complex for the property, which sits directly north of the Wilshire/Normandie Station, Jamison discarded that proposal in favor of a project featuring a taller 32-story tower facing Wilshire. However, after a feasibility found that a lower-scaled tower would reduce the overall project budget by approximately 20 percent and shorten its construction timeline, Jamison elected for the now under-construction project.

The towers at 3545 Wilshire follow a long list of Koreatown developments from Jamison Services, including an adaptive reuse project across the street and more than a dozen proposed and under construction ground-up buildings.