New drone images by architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart shows off construction at 700 Manhattan, another Koreatown development by Jamison Services, Inc.

The project site, located near the southwest corner of 7th Street and Western Avenue, will consist of a seven-story structure containing 160 rental apartments and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  Amenities such as a pool deck and lounges are planned throughout the podium-type building.

GMP Architects is designing the mid-rise structure, which will be primarily colored black and white, with accents of lime green.

The project's general contractor, Wilshire Construction, L.P., estimates that 700 Manhattan will be completed in Summer 2018.

Image courtesy of Jamison Services, Inc.
Image courtesy of Jamison Services, Inc.

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A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

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