Heavy equipment is now stripping asphalt from an approximately three-acre property in Koreatown, clearing the way for a new residential-retail complex by real estate developer Century West Partners.

The project, named for its location at the intersection of 6th Street and Virgil Avenue, will consist of a seven-story structure featuring 398 apartments and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

Designs for 6th & Virgil come from Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects, whose website describes the building as a place to live, work and play.  Plans call for a "generous amount of amenities," including multiple roof decks with sky lounges, a yoga studio, a massage room, a spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool.

6th & Virgil is the second Koreatown development for Century West Partners, following the partially complete K2LA apartments on New Hampshire Avenue and Berendo Street.  The Los Angeles-based developer is also in the planning stages for a third residential complex, to be located near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.