Mini Mixed-Use Development Underway in K-Town

Another surface parking lot in Koreatown has given way for a mixed-use complex. Santa Monica-based real estate firm 611 Catalina Building, LLC is in the midst of construction on a residential-retail development at 616 S. Kenmore Avenue. The seven-story building, located midway between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street, will consist of 57 residential units, an underground parking garage, and approximately 900 square feet of street-fronting retail space. A posting from the website LoopNet indicates that the ground-floor space is being marketed as a potential dentist’s office.

Exclusive Look Inside the Abbey

In October, Jamison Services, Inc. completed work on an adaptive reuse project which transformed an 89-year-old building in Koreatown into a market rate apartment complex. Last week, Urbanize and photographer Michael Hayes took a look inside the 1920s structure, which is known as the Abbey. The six-story building features a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments between 550 square feet to 1,069 square feet in size. According to the Abbey’s official website, rents range from $1,600 for a ground-level live-work unit to $3,250 per month for a rooftop penthouse.

10-Story Hotel and Residential Building Planned in K-Town

The site of a shuttered post office in Koreatown could be redeveloped as a mixed-use complex. Yesterday, local developer Urban Commons filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct a 10-story building at 6th and Harvard Streets, creating up to 44 residential units, 200 hotel rooms and 18,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space. The project would offer a mixture of one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as guest amenities and a three-level underground parking garage.

Another Crane Comes to Koreatown

On a 1.8-acre site at 6th Street and Virgil Avenue in Koreatown, developer Century West Partners is building its latest multifamily residential complex. The project, known as Next on Sixth, will consist of a seven-story building featuring 398 rental apartments and just over 20,000 square feet of retail space. As reported last year by the Los Angeles Times, discount retailer Target has leased the entirety of the building’s ground floor. An official website shows that the project will offer a combination of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, featuring walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows and nine-foot ceilings.

Rendering vs. Reality: UDR's 3033 Wilshire Tower

Two years after unexpectedly reviving the project, developer UDR, Inc. has completed work on the $107-million 3033 Wilshire development. The 18-story tower, located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Virgil Avenue, features 190 residential units above 5,500 square feet of street-fronting commercial space and a parking garage. The project’s amenity package boasts a fitness center, a swimming pool and a rooftop garden. According to its official website, rents at 3033 Wilshire start at $2,200 per month for a studio apartment to $9,950 for a two-bedroom penthouse suite.

1920s Koreatown Landmark Becomes Apartments

Los Angeles-based developer Jamison Services, Inc. has completed construction for the Abbey, a 110-unit apartment building at 3550 W. 6th Street in Koreatown. The project consisted of the adaptive reuse of a six-story, 1927 office building into a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 550 square feet to 1,069 square feet in size. Individual units come with open floor plans, balconies, stainless steel appliances and in-unit washer-dryer sets.

Jamison Services Looks to Build Apartment Above Parking Garage

Prominent local real estate firm Jamison Services, Inc. has filed plans to build more apartments behind one of its office towers in Koreatown. The proposed development would create a 117,000-square-foot structure atop a parking garage at 678 S. Ardmore Avenue, containing 123 residential units. Plans call for the addition of five floors atop the two-level garage, creating a seven-story edifice. Jamison is also pursuing a similar project a short distance away on Western Avenue, where plans call for the addition of five floors of apartments atop a four-story garage.

Latest K-Town Tower Unveiled

An environmental report published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has shed new light on Harridge Development Group’s plan for a hotel-and-residential complex behind Koreatown’s Wilshire Galleria. The proposed development calls for the adaptive reuse of the six-story Galleria Building into a 160-room hotel. Harridge intends to add a small structure featuring guest rooms atop the building’s roof, as well as further alterations for a pool and amenity deck.

First Glimpse of the 3545 Wilshire Project

Take a first look at the high-rise complex planned at Wilshire/Normandie Station, courtesy of an environmental report published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Jamison Services, Inc., the Koreatown-based firm behind the project, is planning for two towers at 3545 Wilshire Boulevard, featuring 428 residential units, approximately 32,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 864 vehicles and 652 bicycles. Plans call for a mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom dwellings, as well as communal amenities such as a gym, a pool and landscaped courtyards.

First Look at Melrose & Oxford Apartments

A document from the the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has unveiled renderings for an upcoming development in northern Koreatown. Property owner Gabriel Gold, through the limited liability company Savier Melrose, is planning a mixed-use complex at Melrose and Oxford Avenues. The proposed development, slated for the current site of two single-family homes, would consist of a six-story building featuring 45 residential units and 3,760 square feet of ground-floor retail space.