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Over one year after breaking ground across the street from the Koreatown Plaza, vertical construction is now complete for a new residential-retail complex at 940 S. Western Avenue, and crews have now moved on to exterior work.

The project, which replaced a strip mall, will consist of a six-story building featuring 79 residential units above a street-fronting commercial space and an underground parking garage.

According to the website of the Grace Partnership, which designed the podium-type building, indicates that the project takes inspiration from traditional Korean architecture, with a curved roof and staggered, colorful units.

A completion date is still unclear.

Image via Grace Partnership, Inc.
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The project, dubbed "Welcome to Western," is intended to bring commercial facade improvements, new street trees, and public art installations to Western Avenue between 3rd Street in the south and Melrose Avenue in the north.  LA Más, the non