It's been a long long road for the project we've affectionately referred to as the On Top of Spaghetti Factory project. You may recall the site at the corner of Sunset and Gordon was the site of the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant, which despite a long history of producing spaghetti dinners for the masses failed to earn high praise on Yelp (actual review: "It's ASS. There's just nothing more to say. ASS"). The site was originally purchased by Gerding Edlen in 2006 and later entitled for the project under construction today, but Gerding Edlen went into default on its loan following a drawn out lawsuit with the infamous La Mirada Homeowners Association of Hollywood and their attorney Robert Silverstein. The project was shopped around before landing in the lap of CIM Group in 2011. In 2012, the Old Spaghetti Factory building, a historical remembrance of mediocre food and 1940's Hollywood, was demolished despite original plans to incorporate the entire structure into the new project. Now only a couple of key pieces of that building will be included in the new building. At its completion the Sunset Gordon project will include a 22 story tower with 301 dwelling units, plus 40,000 square feet of retail and office space. All appears to be on schedule for a possible opening in 2014. Well, unless other disasters pop up (like this and this).
· All about the Sunset Gordon project [Curbed LA]
· Sunset Gordon [CIM Group]