This week, the Koreatown-based developer filed an application with the City of Los Angeles seeking approvals to build a seven-story, 60-unit apartment complex just south of Olympic Boulevard at 1047 S. Crenshaw Boulevard. Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, with parking to be located on the ground and second floors.
Requested entitlements for the project, called "The Amber," include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting a larger, denser building with less parking than allowed by zoning rules, as well as reduction to transitional height, open space, and setback requirements.. In exchange, six of the proposed apartments would be set aside as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
Renderings of the proposed project depict a contemporary podium-type building, clad in a mix of stucco and metal panels. Plans show an amenity deck at the rooftop, facing Crenshaw Boulevard to the east, as well as private balconies on terraced levels to the west.
"The building’s façade has been designed with a vibrant signature statement for this primarily commercial street, with two large, angled accent panels of 'bright yellow' colored metal," reads a design narrative. "The top tier of the building’s front façade along with the side and rear elevations consist of light gray stucco panels alternating with dark bronze recessed window walls and balconies."
The project is one of dozens of proposed and under-construction developments Jamison Services currently has in Koreatown and surrounding neighborhoods.
The new apartment complex would also rise a short walk north of a property at 1411 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, where Domus Development broke ground last year on a five-story, 43-unit affordable housing community.
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