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Another Hollywood Evolution: 1800 Whitley Breaks Ground

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Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh design; insert: Now-scrapped Kanner Architects design
The story of the never-realized Hollywood Evolution building project at 1800 Whitley Avenue, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard, finally ends. Today, CIM Group, which bought the site out of foreclosure last fall, broke ground on a five-story, 32-unit apartment building designed by Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh. Way back in 2008, we wrote about how this proposed project, which came shovel ready and with designs by Kanner Architects, fell into foreclosure. According to a press release from the developer, construction is expected to be completed by summer 2012. The release also notes the project is being build as condominiums, presumably to leave the door open so CIM Group is ready for the next big condo gold rush. And while the developer may have swapped out the architect, doesn't that building--those big numbers and the color scheme--remind you of Kanner Architects' Venice apartment building?
· CIM Group breaks ground for Hollywood apartments [LA Times]