A team of Canadian developers has gone back to the drawing board with plans for a mixed-use high-rise building in Koreatown.
In January, the City of Los Angeles signed off on plans for Soul, a proposed 32-story apartment tower at the northeast corner of 6th Street and Shatto Place. The project, a joint venture between Townline and Forme Development, would have created 252 residential units - including 29 for lower-income renters - while also rehabilitating a 1930s church as restaurant space.
However, a revised filing made on October 16 with the Planning Department describes a substantially larger development. The updated proposal call for the construction of a 40-story high-rise featuring 367 apartments - including 42 apartments reserved for very low- and extremely low-income households - above subterranean parking for 470 vehicles. Approximately 36,000 square feet of office and retail uses are proposed within the tower's ground floor and through the reuse of the adjoining church.
The proposed tower, designed by Gensler, would rise approximately 483 feet in height. Renderings depict a contemporary building wrapped with balconies and fins composed of perforated metal screens.
Rather than seeking Transit Oriented Communities incentives as in the prior iteration of the project, Townline and Forme are now seeking the approval of a zone change and general plan amendment.
The proposed tower is the latest in a handful of high-rise developments on the western perimeter of Koreatown, joining the 25-story Kurve on Wilshire from Hankey Group and Jamison Services, as well as UDR, Inc.'s 3033 Wilshire complex. Vancouver, Washington-based developer Holland Partner Group has also broken ground on a 38-story apartment tower at the intersection of 7th Street and New Hampshire Avenue.
Townline and Forme are also partnering on a proposed 27-story apartment tower near Chinatown Station.
- 550 S Shatto Place (Urbanize LA)