In an always familiar story for Southern California's most densely populated neighborhood, construction is underway on a new residential complex in Koreatown.

The five-story building from developer Marione, LLC is rising from a nearly half-acre site at 105 South Mariposa Avenue.  Plans filed with the City of Los Angeles.  Plans filed with the City of Los Angeles call for a total of 40 two-bedroom apartments and garage with parking accommodations for up to 90 vehicles and 45 bicycles.

Designs from Koreatown-based CORBeL Architects call for balconies in each residential unit.  The building's exterior finishes will include stone tile, stucco and corrugated metal planels.  A small patio area at the back of the property will provide outdoor seating and open space for residents.

The project is replacing the Myung Sung Presbyterian Church, which was housed in a series of one- and two-story structures built between 1909 and 1917.