Architectural plans posted by the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council offer a first glimpse of a proposed multifamily residential development on Normandie Avenue.
In February 2019, an entity affiliated with Jamison Services, Inc. filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to redevelop a parking lot at 738 S. Normandie Avenue with a seven-story, 50-unit apartment building. Plans call for a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings, capped by a rooftop amenity deck.
Proposed entitlements are sought with Transit Oriented Communities affordable housing incentives, for which the project would include five units priced and reserved for extremely low-income households. This would allow for a 70 percent increase in allowable density, as well as reductions to open space and setback requirements. Additionally, the project would be permitted to provide 25 parking spaces - to be located on a single subterranean level.
The design by DFH Architects is contemporary in style, with exterior finishes that include blue metal panels and cement plaster.
The proposed apartment complex would be the first new construction on the 700 block of South Normandie Avenue in more than eight decades. The collection of 1920s and 1930s apartment along this stretch, as well as adjacent Mariposa Avenue, comprise the Normandie Mariposa Historic District.
Despite the historic surroundings, other modern architecture is also on the horizon. Not far away at the intersection of Mariposa and 7th Street, Jamison Services is pursuing entitlements for a pair of high-rise apartment buildings.