Less than a month after downsizing plans for an apartment tower just north of Wilshire Boulevard, developer Jamison Servinces, Inc. has done the same for another of its numerous projects in Koreatown.
Earlier today, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct demolish a parking lot and a two-story commercial building at 800 S. Western Avenue to make way for the construction of an eight-story edifice featuring 230 apartments and 12,175 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project is being filed through with development incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allow for additional height and density in projects that create affordable housing.
Jamison intends to retain one existing commercial building from the 1930s along the Western Avenue side of the property.
Sources indicate KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the project.
The new submission comes less than six months after Jamison received approvals to construct a larger 12-story development featuring a 148-room hotel and 96 apartments on the L-shaped project site.
Even as Jamison reconsiders high-rise projects at underutilized sites in Koreatown, the company has multiple other projects well into construction. Just one block north at 7th Street and Western, Jamison has completed the wooden frame of a 160-unit apartment complex called 700 Manhattan.
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