Across the street from the Wilshire/Normandie subway station in Koreatown, glass now encases the exteriors of two new residential towers from the neighborhood's most prolific builder, Jamison Services, Inc.

Aerial view of Opus looking southeast from above 6th StreetHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

The two-tower complex at 3545 Wilshire Boulevard, named "Opus," spans a half city block along the west side of Ardmore Avenue between Wilshire to the south and 6th Street to the north. When completed the project will feature 428 apartments, 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, and an 850-car parking garage.

Gruen Associates is designing Opus, which places a taller 22-story along the southerly property line facing Wilshire, and a shorter 14-story structure fronting 6th Street to the north. Above-ground parking occupies the center of the site, splitting the two high-rise buildings.

In addition to housing, Opus will also feature residential amenities including rooftop decks, a dog park, fitness centers, a club room, co-working spaces, a game room, a private screening room, and an indoor golf range.

Aerial view of Opus looking south from above 6th StreetHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

The complex, which began construction in March 2022, is on pace to open for residents in 2024.

Jamison has considered several options for the 3545 Wilshire site within the past decade, once proposing a podium-type apartment complex for the property, only to later pivot to plans for a taller project with a 32-story tower facing Wilshire. However, after a feasibility found that a lower-scaled tower would shorten the project's construction timeline and reduce its budget by approximately 20 percent, prompting the change to the now under-construction project.

Aerial view of 3545 WilshireGruen Associates

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.

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