Architectural plans posted by the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council offer a first look at a proposed multifamily residential building near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue.
The proposed project, submitted in October 2020 to the Planning Department, would replace a 106-year-old triplex at 964 S. Normandie Avenue. Plans call for razing the existing two-story edifice to make way for the construction of a slim seven-story building containing 26 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above a stacked parking garage for 13 vehicles.
Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives allowing for reductions to zone-required open space and setbacks. In exchange, three of the proposed apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
Archeon Group is designing the project, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure consisting of five levels of wood-frame construction above a two-level concrete base.
City records list the developer of the project at Koreatown-based real estate firm DCX, a company helmed by the founder of Archeon Group.
The development site is planned one block east of the intersection of Olympic and Mariposa Avenue, where Jamison Services, Inc. has proposed a larger eight-story development containing housing and street-fronting commercial space.
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