A stretch of Normandie Avenue lined with stately pre-war apartment buildings could see its first ground-up development in more than 80 years.
Jamison Services, Inc. - Koreatown's largest office landlord and most prolific residential developer - filed plans yesterday to replace a parking lot at 738 S. Normandie Avenue with a seven-story, 50-unit apartment building.
The project, which is being developed with Transit Oriented Communities affordable housing incentives, would include two levels of parking - one at grade and one below ground. Jamison has also requested reductions in required open space and front, rear, and side yards.
Lined entirely with buildings constructed between the mid-1920s and late 1930s, the one-block stretch of Normandie between 7th and 8th Streets almost seems out of place in the context of modern Koreatown. But the proposed apartment complex at 738 Normandie is not the only modern project on the horizon. One block west at 7th and Mariposa Avenue, Jamison is planning to replace a parking structure with a pair of high-rise towers.
Besides the projects on Mariposa and Normandie, Jamison has more than a dozen ground-up and adaptive reuse projects in development in Koreatown.
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