After more than two years of construction, Los Angeles-based developer CityView is nearing completion for the Pearl on Wilshire, a mixed-use complex on a long-vacant lot in Koreatown.

The project, which occupies half of a city block at 3670 Wilshire Boulevard, consists of a seven-story building featuring 346 apartments and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

VTBS Architects designed the Pearl, which includes amenities such as a swimming pool and a rooftop deck.

In years past, the project site was envisioned with a high-rise tower fronting Wilshire and a new central park for Koreatown along 7th Street.

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Western Avenue Great Streets Project Expands in Scope

An extra $200,000 could pay for more items from a community wish list.

The people-friendly makeover imagined for Western Avenue through Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets Initiative could be getting a little bit grander in scope.

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