The developer says it remains committed to the project, which would rise next to Capitol Records.
But an opening date is still TBD.
It has hired Silverstein Law Firm—best known for blocking construction on the East Hollywood Target—to fight the county’s plan.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the courts have once again sided with neighborhood groups fighting the building’s height.
Some Historic Core residents say it would overshadow the Eastern Columbia Building and its iconic clock tower.
Sunset Gordon, a fully built Hollywood apartment tower, was forced to evicts dozens of residents last fall after a court determined it had violated its building permits by demolishing a 1920s-era Old Spaghetti Factory.
The Pasadena attorney is representing a group of Downtown LA residents in their appeal of the Alexan, a residential tower with 27 stories that would be built on a parking lot at the corner of 9th and Hill, right next to the Eastern Columbia Lofts.