Years after the disastrous saga of the Sunset Gordon Tower, CIM Group is getting ready to build another mixed-use project across the street in Hollywood.

Last year, the Mid-Wilshire-based developer secured approvals from the L.A. City Planning Commission for a new residential-retail complex at 6007 W. Sunset Boulevard. Last month, earth movers appeared on the L-shaped property at Sunset and Gordon Street to raze all of the small commercial buildings which previously occupied the site.

View looking north from Sunset BoulevardCIM Group

In their place, plans call for the construction of a seven-story building featuring 109 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. The housing would sit atop podium and subterranean parking for 196 vehicles, as well as approximately 14,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Approved plans rely on density bonus incentives to allow a larger structure with less on-site open space than would normally be permitted by zoning rules. In exchange, CIM would set aside 14 of the new apartments as deed-restricted affordable units priced at the very low-income level.

Demolition of buildings at Sunset and GordonUrbanize LA

ShubinDonaldson is designing 6007 Sunset, with Lahmon Architects serving as the project's architect of record. The building is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building clad in stucco and corrugated metal panels. The building's podium, which would extend north onto Gordon Street, would be capped by a courtyard and amenity decks.

The project follows eight years after CIM completed work on the 23-story Sunset and Gordon apartment tower, which later saw its approvals invalidated through a ruling by California's 2nd District Court of Appeal. Tenants were forced to relocate after the court found that CIM Group had not adhered to a condition requiring the preservation of a 1920s building that previously housed an Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant. CIM instead built a replica of the building at the ground floor of the new development. This forced CIM to undergo a new approval and environmental clearance process for the already completed building, which has since been sold.

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