After four years, a blighted lot in Koreatown is poised for development.
The property, which spans roughly 25,000 square feet at 401 S. Western Avenue, is slated for the construction of a six-story, 72-foot-tall building which would feature 73 apartments - including 16 low-income units - with 6,481 square feet of ground-floor retail uses. The project, filed yesterday with the City of Los Angeles, would make use of the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines to allow for an increase in residential density and a decrease in required parking from 144 spaces to 104 spaces.
The proposed development was submitted by a Los Angeles-based entity called Ennabe Properties.
Located two blocks north of the Purple Line's current Wilshire/Western terminus, the 401 Western project joins a handful of other ground-up developments in western Koreatown, including a proposed eight-story rental building next to the Wilshire Professional Building and a plan to stack new apartments above an existing parking garage.
The development site was most recently home to a car wash, but has been left vacant since 2014.
- Koreatown Archive (Urbanize LA)