Developer amends number of units for Koreatown project

Gas station at 4000 W 6th St. (Credit: Google Maps)
Gas station at 4000 W 6th St. (Credit: Google Maps)

The developer behind a residential project in booming Koreatown has amended their plans for the site.

Sue Choi, acting behind an entity named Manhattan on 6th, is requesting approvals to build a 51-unit apartment complex on the site of a gas station, according to documents published Thursday with the Department of City Planning.

A filing from August 2017 indicates that Choi, and another individual named Hyun Sook Whang, originally wanted to build a 44-unit, mixed-use building at the property, located at 4000 W. 6th Street. 

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In both cases, six units would be set aside as affordable.

Whang has owned the property since 2005, which she acquired for an undisclosed amount. In 2016, Choi purchased a 50 percent interest for $1.6 million, property records show.

Choi isn’t the only developer beefing up residential projects in Koreatown. Last month, Ennabe Properties increased the size of its apartment complex, planned for 401 S. Western Avenue, from 57 units to 73 units. The six-story project would also include about 6,500 square feet of retail space.

Jamison, Koreatown’s most prominent landlord, also recently amended its plans for its mixed-use project at 800 Western Avenue. The firm chose to remove the hotel portion of the project and instead replace it with more residential units.

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