|The location of the mysterious new apartments, outlined in red.|
Here is what we know so far:
2855 W JAMES M WOOD BLVD
NEW MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT WITH 187 RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND 18,000 SF. GROUND RETAIL ON THE NORTH SITE, AND A MIXED-USE BUILDING WITH 224 UNITS AND 25,800 SF. GROUND RETAIL ON THE SOUTH SITE.Here's what the scene looks like today:
|The northern lot currently serves as a neighborhood market. Nice enough, but not a building of architectural significance.|
|The southern lot is currently "improved," as a surface parking lot.|
This news comes amidst what is already a noticeable uptick in construction for Koreatown. Walking up Vermont from James M Woods to Wilshire Blvd, new residential building are springing up like weeds. This includes Century West's K2LA, Southwestern Law Schools painfully white student housing, plus several other unnamed developments. Last but not least, J.H. Snyder's 464 unit Vermont Towers rise at the intersection with Wilshire:
Nothing quite like a shiny glass high rise. Or better yet, two of them!