A presentation given earlier this month to the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee sheds new light on a proposed mixed-use complex near the historic Bullocks Wilshire department store.
The project, which is being developed by Jamison Services, Inc., would rise from an approximately 1.28-acre site at 3020 Wilshire Boulevard, replacing two office and retail buildings. Plans call for the construction of an eight-story edifice featuring 262 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above nearly 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 369 vehicles.
Unlike similar Jamison Services projects in the community, 3020 Wilshire is not employing Transit Oriented Communities incentives to achieve greater density or relief from certain zoning rules. As a result, none of the apartments are proposed to be set aside as affordable housing.
Renderings of the proposed development, which is being designed by Togawa Smith Martin, portray a contemporary podium-type building clad in plaster and accented with wood siding. Carve-outs along the project's western facade would be used to decrease its mass, while also provide room for a courtyard swimming pool and two roof decks. Other amenities would include a fitness center, a game room, and co-working space.
A timeline for the project is not stated in the neighborhood council presentation.
The proposed development would rise one block west of Kurve, a 25-story apartment tower which is being built by Jamison Services as part of a joint venture with Hankey Capital.
Other new developments in the surrounding area include the 18-story 3033 Wilshire apartment tower, located across the street, and the Next on Sixth apartments located one block north.
Jamison Services is also developing a similar mixed-use apartment complex one block south at the intersection of 7th Street and Wilshire Place.