Jamison Services Rethinks Mixed-Use Project in Koreatown

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

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Less than a month after downsizing plans for an apartment tower planned for a parking lot just north of the Wilshire Professional Building at 626-634 Street Andrews Place, 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.

The plans call for the demolishment of a parking lot and a two-story commercial building at the Western Avenue site to clear the way for the creation of an eight-story project featuring 230 apartments and 12,175 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project is being filed with development incentives through the Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, which allow for additional height and density for projects featuring 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 will retain one existing commercial property from the 1930s along the Western Avenue side of the property according to the planning documents.

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 site.

A spokesman for Jamison declined to comment on the changes.