Developer Leo Lee has opted for a redesign of his proposed mixed-use tower at 3800 W. 6th Street in Koreatown.

The project, which would span the south side of 6th Street between Serrano Avenue and Hobart Boulevard, calls for the construction of a 21-story building featuring 122 condominiums, a 192-room Hyatt Centric hotel, and approximately 14,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

The new design, which comes from architecture firm AXIS/GFA, keep the same form as the project's earlier look, but trades an array of metal panels for a white exterior.  Plans still call for a large rooftop amenity deck to cap the hotel component of the building, which would rise seven stories along Serrano Avenue.

Construction of the tower was originally slated to begin in 2019, but building permits have yet to be issued.  The property is currently a vacant lot.

Lee has recently appealed to the City of Los Angeles for economic incentives to aid the project, agreeing to provide $150,000 to fund a study that would evaluate the request.

Multiple hotel developments - such as the 1,100-room Fig + Pico complex - have received or are slated to receive financial assistance from the City of Los Angeles, which typically take the form of a rebate on transient occupancy tax paid by the developer.  While most of these projects are located within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Lee's tower would rise approximately 2.5 miles west.

Mixed-use developments combining hotels and housing under one roof have become common in several Los Angeles neighborhoods, including Koreatown.  One block west of 3800 W. 6th Street at Harvard Boulevard, a 10-story building featuring 44 apartments and a 200-room hotel is slated to replace surface parking and a post office.