In recent years, CIM Group has built up a neighborhood of new office buildings, housing, and restaurants in the largely industrial in the Hollywood Media District. Now, another prolific real estate development firm is entering the mix.

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Earlier this month, Onni Group submitted an application to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning seeking entitlements for the construction of a new office complex at the intersection of Romaine Street and Sycamore Avenue. The proposed project would retain one existing building, the nearly 67,000-square-foot Hughes Building at 7000 W. Romaine Street, while redeveloping an adjoining parking lot at 948 N. Sycamore Avenue with a 14-story building featuring approximately 195,000 square feet of offices above 6,393 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a five-level, 809-car parking podium.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing the mid-rise structure, which would stand approximately 216 feet in height. Plans depict a contemporary look for the tower, with white stone, metal panels, and concrete wrapping the podium levels, and a glass facade on the office levels above. Amenity decks are planned at the podium and roof levels.

Construction of Romaine & Sycamore is contingent on the approval of discretionary entitlements by city officials, including a zone change and a conditional use permit for alcohol sales in the ground-floor commercial space.

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While the surrounding sites have been developed by CIM Group into buildings which now house tenants such as SirusXM and Kaiser Permanente, Onni Group also has a presence in the Hollywood Media District. A block north on Santa Monica Boulevard, the Vancouver-based firm is in construction at a 231-unit apartment complex with ground-floor retail space.

Onni is also planning new offices buildings on Wilshire and Hollywood Boulevards, and is in the midst of construction at high-rise residential developments in Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Long Beach.