The 88-unit house could replace four low-rise buildings in Koreatown

Rendering: Kevin Tsai Architecture

A residential section of Normandy Avenue littered with aging, medium-sized homes could soon welcome a new neighbor.

A six-story building with 88 rental apartments was proposed for S. Normandie Avenue 100-118, replacing four low buildings, including two single-family houses, one duplex and one fourplex.

If approved, the project would provide six studios, 29 one-bedroom units, and 53 two-bedroom units ranging from 456 to 1,151 square feet. Over half of the apartments would have a private covered terrace and 96 vehicle parking spaces would be made available.

The applicant of the project, Jonathan Harouni, seeks incentives for Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) in exchange for the inclusion of eight affordable units dedicated to extremely low-income residents. Two underground stations – Vermont / Beverly and Wilshire / Normandie – as well as several nearby bus routes are within walking distance of the development site.

Future residents would benefit from a variety of on-site amenities, including a lobby on the first floor and a fitness center and lounge on the sixth floor. A sprawling 4,441 square foot rooftop deck would have two plunge pools, lounge seating, dining tables, and other recreational equipment. There would also be a landscaped outdoor courtyard and laundry facilities.

The slim facade of Los Angeles-based Kevin Tsai Architecture is characterized by white and anthracite-colored stucco, gray stone and light wood paneling in teak. All windows would have contrasting black moldings, and the corner windows would be finished with textured canal glass.

The proposed apartment complex is close to numerous grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and small businesses. The nearby Shatto Park Recreation Center has a children’s playground, tennis and basketball courts, exercise equipment, and lawns.

The neighborhood is currently leased at the Crosby Apartments, Audrey Apartments and Nova on Wilshire, all developed by prolific Koreatown developer Jamison Properties.

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