Construction is now underway for a two-building mixed-use complex at Olympic Boulevard and Catalina Street in Koreatown.

The project, known as M - Apartment and M - Plaza, will consist of a new three-story commercial building fronting Olympic and a podium-type apartment building along Catalina.

According to a LoopNet page, the new commercial building will feature 35,000 square feet of rentable space, catering to restaurants, retailers and office users.  Plans also call for a food court, an outdoor patio and an underground parking structure for more than 100 vehicles.

City records indicate that the adjacent apartment complex will be a six-story structure, featuring 13 residential units and two levels of basement parking.

The architecture firm Grace Partnership is designing both buildings.  A lone rendering of the project portrays two contemporary low-rise structures.

Directly across the intersection, developer Manhee Properties is further into construction on a similar residential-retail complex.

Designed by Grace Partnership, Inc.

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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Reseda Boulevard

Five-story building to rise north of Ventura Boulevard.

A one-story commercial building in Tarzana could make way for a mixed-use development, according to plans filed earlier today with the City of Los Angeles.  The project, slated for two parcels at 5431-5505 N. Reseda Boulevard would consist of a five-story building featuring 40 residential units - including five set aside for very-low-income households - above 2,540 square feet of ground-floor retail space.