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Jamison s David Lee threatened to use assault weapon over Koreatown project dispute: report Developer apologizes for remarks made in meeting with City Council prez; LAPD is investigating

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o a new report in CityWatch.

The LAPD is now investigating the incident, which took place late last month. In a statement to The Real Deal Tuesday, Lee said the following: “For 30 years in the Korean community in Los Angeles, I have prided myself on my ability to enjoy a congenial relationship with everyone. Unfortunately, last week comments by me were misunderstood by valued friends and to those individuals I sincerely apologize.”

On Feb. 23, Lee, along with Jamison president Garrett Lee and attorney Allen Park, met with City Council President Herb Wesson and key aides at Wesson s district office. Also in attendance were Anne Kim and Annette Van Duren from Save Liberty Park, a community advocacy group that has campaigned against the project, and Marcello Vavala from the Los Angeles Conservancy.

The group discussed Jamison s site at 3700 Wilshire Boulevard, where the developer wants to build a 36-story mixed-use tower with over 500 rental units. Save Liberty Park has been pushing the city to designate Liberty Park, a park fronting Wilshire Boulevard, as a Historic-Cultural Monument. If it receives that status, Jamison would be prevented from demolishing the park pending a review by the Cultural Heritage Commission.

During the meeting, Lee allegedly told the Save Liberty Park members that if the group didn t let him build, he would use his AR-15 rifle to shoot people who step on his land. That s according to a recap of the meeting Van Duren provided to CityWatch, a community-focused website新上海贵族宝贝论坛

and newsletter based in L.A. Lee s alleged comments came just days after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, where a 19-year-old male killed 17 people, the majority of them teenage students, with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle.

The LAPD was asked to look into the matter on Feb. 27, sources confirmed. Representatives for the police department didn t respond to TRD s requests for comment.

If the City Council s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee votes to grant the HCM designation for Liberty Park, t爱上海同城

he matter will proceed to a full Council vote. Sources said PLUM did vote for the HCM designation Tuesday, but this co爱上海同城手机版

uld not be confirmed by press time.

Jamison is one of Koreatown s biggest landlords, where it has pioneered adaptive reuse, converting several commercial buildings into multifamily properties. Citywide, its portfolio spans about 18 million square feet, and is valued at about $5 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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