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April 2014
Above: 3640 Wilshire (Jamison Properties) and 6th & Virgil (Century West Partners)
For Density/ In 1996 KFA converted the 1929 Sheraton Townhouse, the glamorous hotel where Nicky Hilton married Elizabeth Taylor, for use as low-income housing. Included in that assignment was the design of multi-family housing on the grounds where guests gamboled on the tennis courts and in the pools. Eighteen years later we are revisiting the site for Century West Partners who are planning a mixed-use development with 398 units of housing. Century West is very bullish on K-Town with 4 projects on the boards or under construction.
Another very active player in the area is Jamison Services with 28 properties on Wilshire Boulevard alone. Jamison’s principal, Dr. David Lee, believes that the diversity of the Los Angeles business community, the slowly recovering economy and the lack of any recent new construction makes the Koreatown market a very attractive development area.
KFA is now finishing the drawings for Jamison for 210 units at 3640 Wilshire and starting design work for 72 units at 535 Kingsley and 108 units at 3350 Wilshire Boulevard.  In addition, AMCAL is applying for funding for 100 affordable units at 215 N. Vermont with a KFA design that carefully negotiates the Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP).

Dr. Lee
For K-Town/ As the downtown renaissance has expanded down Wilshire Boulevard to Koreatown, Dr. David Lee has seen promise in the development of residential property in this very dense neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Wade sat down with Dr. Lee to better understand the community and his projects within K-Town.  Read the interview.
For Growth/ The mother ship is bustling with new faces and we are excited for new opportunities to collaborate as we grow.  We asked our newest team members to give us a tweet-sized introduction. 
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