An initial study published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning offers up the first glimpse of a proposed Koreatown high-rise from Maxsum Development.

The project, which would rise on a roughly one-acre site at 3800 W. 6th Street, calls for the construction of a 20-story building that would feature 122 condominiums, a 192-room hotel, and 15,200 square feet of commercial space at the first and second floors.  An existing commercial building and a parking lot would be demolished to make way for the development.

MVE + Partners is designing the tower, which would rise to a maximum height of 260 feet above street level.  Renderings portray a contemporary concrete and glass structure, with a tower mass rising above a seven-story mass spanning across the property.  Hotel uses would occupy the third through eighth floors of the building, while condominiums would rise above.  All parking - for a total of 266 vehicles - would be locatedwithin three basement levels.

Open space amenities are planned throughout the building, including a pool deck atop the seven-story structure.

Construction of 3800 W. 6th Street would occur over approximately 18 to 24 months, although a precise timeline is not specified in the initial study.

Maxsum Development has numerous projects in the planning stages across Koreatown, including a full-block apartment complex and a hotel along Olympic Boulevard.

A similar 10-story development featuring residential units, a hotel and retail space is proposed to replace a post office on the north side of 6th Street.


Rendering of 3800 W. 6th Street via LADCP
Rendering of 3800 W. 6th Street via LADCP
Rendering of 3800 W. 6th Street via LADCP
3800 W. 6th Street via Google Maps