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Developer of troubled Hollywood tower ready to build next door

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Right next to the tower it had to vacate

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The developer of a seven-story project at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gordon Street for which plans were recently filed appears to be CIM Group, The Real Deal reports. The site is immediately west of CIM Group’s troubled Sunset|Gordon tower, which is vacant right now.

It’s pretty bold of CIM to give this intersection another try after such a bad experience with its Sunset|Gordon tower.

A judge in 2014 invalidated the tower’s permits, forcing all of the residents who moved in to move right back out. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit alleging that to build the housing CIM knocked down the Old Spaghetti Factory without all of the proper paperwork.

After the court’s decision, CIM was ordered go through the city’s approvals process again. It got started on that in November.

By that point, it had already plunked down $15.5 million to buy the site at 6007 Sunset Boulevard, where it now intends to construct the seven-story building.

The short row of storefronts that currently occupy the site would give way to 63 apartments and a fourth-floor swimming pool, built over a parking structure and street-level commercial space, permits show. Renderings for the project, which have disappeared from the architect’s website, showed a colorful facade with bold cutouts.