Last week, a developer submitted plans to the city for a seven-story condominium development in the heart of Koreatown. Now, it appears that project is larger and more ambitious than it first appeared.
On Monday, the same developer, listed as Fedora Bliss, LLC, filed plans for a second condo structure just one street to the west, at 826 South Mariposa Avenue. Like the first building, it would rise seven stories and require demolition of three older apartment buildings.
With the existing structures out of the way, the two new buildings could stand side-by-side—and that seems to be the plan. A description of the project can be found on the website of Killefer Flammang Architects, along with a preliminary design concept.
According to the project description, the buildings would be positioned next to one another to provide shared open spaces and amenities for residents. The units in both structures would range from studios to two-bedrooms, while amenities would include a gym, a club room, and rooftop decks.
The plans filed for the new building call for 98 units of housing (12 of them affordable to residents earning under half of LA’s median income), along with 98 parking spaces.
On documents filed with the planning department, the developer’s point of contact is listed as Gidi Cohen, CEO of Cohen Goldstein Investment Strategies, which owns several properties in the Los Angeles area, including Hollywood’s historic Villa Carlotta apartment complex.
Facing opposition from neighbors and residents of that building, the firm last year abandoned plans to convert it into a hotel.