Jamison Services Rethinks Mixed-Use Project in Koreatown


Jamison Services is altering plans at one of its numerous projects in Koreatown, which, as Commercial Observer previously reported, is undergoing a development boom.

“Less than a month after downsizing plans for an apartment tower planned,” as reported by Urbanize LA, Jamison has altered its project at 800 South Western Avenue, according to plans filed with the City of Los Angeles yesterday as reported by Urbanize LA.

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The plans call for the demolishment of “a parking lot and a two-story commercial building at [the Western Avenue site] to make way for the construction of an eight-story edifice featuring 230 apartments and 12,175 square feet of ground-floor retail space,” Urbanize reported. “The project is being filed with development incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allow for additional height and density in projects that create affordable housing.” (The guidelines incentivize the creation of subsidized affordable housing, which was created after L.A. voters passed ballot Measure JJJ in 2016.)

“Jamison intends retain one existing commercial property from the 1930s along the Western Avenue side of the property,” according to Urbanize.

“The new submission comes less than six months after Jamison received approvals to construct a larger 12-story development featuring a 148-room hotel and 96 apartments on the L-shaped project site,” Urbanize said.

A spokesman for Jamison declined to comment on the changes.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected since publication and includes a link to the original source.