A tipster sends word that CIM Group has broken ground on a new mixed-use complex at 904 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood.

The project site, previously home to the Art Deco Mole Richardson Building, will birth a seven-story structure featuring 169 apartments, residential amenities and 37,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  Plans call for a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, including 14 units for very low income households.

Shubin + Donaldson Architects is designing the podium-type development, which will be clad in a mixture of glass, steel trowled plaster and perforated metal panels.  The firm has previously collaborated with CIM Group on an office building across the street at 925 S. La Brea Avenue.

Previous estimates have pointed to a 21-month construction timeline, which would place a completion date sometime in early 2019.

On the opposite side of the intersection, Holland Partner Group recently completed the similar La Brea Gateway development, which is highlighted by a ground-floor Sprouts Market.