A half-year after our last update, the concrete frames of a two-tower residential development from Jamison Services, Inc. are starting to take shape at 3545 Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown.

Aerial view of 3545 WilshireGruen Associates

Located across the street from the Wilshire/Normandie subway station, the project spans a half city block along the west side of Ardmore Avenue between Wilshire and 6th Street. Plans call for a combined total of 428 apartments and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, served by an 850-car parking garage.

Designed by Gruen Associates, 3545 Wilshire features a 22-story building facing Wilshire and a 14-story structure fronting 6th Street to the north. An above-ground parking garage occupies the center of the site, splitting the two high-rise buildings.

Planned amenities include rooftop decks, a dog park, fitness centers, and a club room, as well as co-working spaces, a game room, a private screening room, and an indoor golf range.

Aerial view looking southwestHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

At the time of the project's groundbreaking, a representative of Jamison Services indicated that construction was on pace to be completed within approximately 22 months. Under that timeline, the apartments would open for residents in 2024.

Jamison has pursued several alternatives for the 3545 Wilshire property over the past seven years. After considering a podium-type apartment complex for the property, which sits directly north of the Wilshire/Normandie Station, Jamison discarded that proposal in favor of a project featuring a taller 32-story tower facing Wilshire. However, after a feasibility found that a lower-scaled tower would reduce the overall project budget by approximately 20 percent and shorten its construction timeline, Jamison elected for the now under-construction project.

The towers at 3545 Wilshire follow a long list of Koreatown developments from Jamison Services, including an adaptive reuse project across the street and more than a dozen proposed and under construction ground-up buildings.

View looking south from 6th StreetGruen Associates

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