Another major commercial project is under way in Koreatown with the start of construction of a $7-million, block-long retail complex.
The two-level, pre-stressed concrete-and-steel structure will contain 45,000 square feet of leasable area and will include below-grade and surface parking for more than 100 vehicles, according to Tony Kouba, principal of Cloverleaf Group Inc., the developer.
The center, on the south side of 8th Street between Oxford and Serrano avenues, is expected to be completed in August, said Joe Puchalski of Tishman Construction Corp. of California, project construction manager. Both 8th Street and Oxford Avenue will be widened and trees will be planted.
Designed by John Sergio Fisher, the retail center will feature a contemporary Oriental motif. Bronze window detailing and blue window awnings will accent white stucco fascia bands with individual tenant signage, and a modified slate-gray mansard roof will provide the unifying element.