In Koreatown, the wrapping has come off at Nexen, a mixed-use apartment complex now being built by co-developers Jamison Services, Inc. and City Century.

Rendered view looking southwest from 7th StreetMVE + Partners

The project - located on a 1.2-acre property at 2938-2972 W. 7th Street - consists of a seven-story building that will feature 228 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 23 extremely low-income affordable units - above 7,800 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 229 parking stalls.

MVE + Partners is designing the podium-type building, which includes five levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete base.  Renderings depict Nexen as a contemporary low-rise structure lined with cantilevered balconies.  Plans also call for amenities such as a rooftop deck, a fitness room, and a central courtyard.

Completion of the Nexen is expected in 2021.

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Jamison Services, which is leading construction, is also partnering on the 25-story Kurve on Wilshire apartment tower two blocks north at Wilshire Boulevard and Hoover Street.

City Century, the other partner, is planning a series of high-rise developments in Downtown - including a three-tower complex near L.A. Live.

A short walk east at 2806 W. 7th Street, a similar development featuring 166 apartments and retail space is planned by Foster City-based Z&L Properties.

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