In packed urban environments such as Koreatown, the lack of easily buildable land often forces new developments to take creative measures. Case in point: the nondescript parking garage at the northeast corner of 6th Street and Kenmore Avenue. Already stuffed to the brim with ground floor commercial tenants, a developer now plans to construct additional floors atop the existing four-story structure, creating 53 apartment dwellings. The new residential community proposes a variety of open space amenities, including a rec-room, community room, and courtyards for each additional floor. Located at 3419 W. 6th Street, the project site sits in a dense, walkable neighborhood which has recently experienced an uptick in development activity. Nearby on Catalina Avenue, plans for a low-rise apartment/hotel development known as "the Nest." are currently wending their way through the approval process. South of Wilshire Boulevard, developer Century West Partners is in the midst of construction on the three building, 476-unit K2LA development. All of these projects lie within a ten minute walk of both the Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Normandie Metro stations, providing quick subway rides to Downtown, North Hollywood and all destinations in-between.
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