The skeleton of a new apartment building is beginning to appear above a parking garage just south of Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown.
Jamison Services, Inc., which owns the two-story structure at 678 S. Ardmore Avenue, is adding five floors of new wood-frame construction to create 124 apartments.
The new construction dovetails with Jamison's neighboring adaptive reuse project, which is converting a 13-story office building at 3540 Wilshire Boulevard into apartments. The upper floors of the mid-century tower will be turned into 206 live/work lofts, while existing ground-floor retail space is being retained.
Jamison is also in the midst of construction on a near-identical development at Wilshire and Catalina Street, in which new apartments are being built atop a parking garage and within an adjoining office tower.