Western Station – 230 apartments + retail fully-framed at 800 S Western Avenue in Koreatown
August 4, 2023
Western Station development incorporates the historic Pellissier Square Garage
The project, which sits on an L-shaped property at 800 S. Western Avenue, features an eight-story building which will house 230 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments and 13,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space at completion. The site’s location at the southeast corner of 8th Street and Western Avenue also means that Jamison is retaining the historic Pellissier Square Garage, which will feature a combination of retail, residential amenities, and parking for the new apartments.
Approved plans rely on Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a larger structure than normally allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, Jamison will be required to set aside 23 of the new apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing for a period of 55 years.
KTGY is designing Western Station, is a podium-type building consisting of five floors of wood-frame construction above three levels of concrete.
“The contemporary design is expressed through the bold horizontal blue slate massing; staggered windows and fenestration elements help break-up the otherwise smooth façade,” reads a narrative from KTGY’s website. “Several corner balconies suspended within a large ‘lantern-like’ element framed with clean lines protrude out from the North façade further emphasizing the community’s architectural style.”
View looking southwest from 8th Street | Urbanize LA
The under-construction apartment complex is the second project which Jamison has entitled for the property at 8th and Western. The developer had previously sought to construct a 12-story structure containing a 148-room hotel, 96 apartments, and 58,000 square feet of commercial space on the property, but stepped away from that plan shortly after securing approvals in 2018, pivoting to the current project.
Besides Western Station, Jamison has recently built a smaller 157-unit development one block east along 8th Street, and is planning a 125-unit building just north along Western.