Ironically the company developing 888 Olive is from Vancouver... so maybe the Vancouver comparisons are not so far off?
Last week brought news that that developer, the Vancouverite
Onni Group, broke ground on a 32-story residential/retail tower in South Park, and today the LA Times reports that they've got two more like it up its sleeve. The Onni Group is looking to build two additional towers, one next door to 888 Olive and a second at Twelfth and Flower, near the Staples Center. Onni owns the land it plans to develop, but the projects are only in their infancy--no architects have been hired yet. The company also bought the Union Lofts apartment building on Eighth Street near Hill, which it has no plans to redevelop. But Onni isn't the only Vancouverish game in town--Bastion Development Corp. is doing its best to make the western end of Washington Boulevard in Culver City happen, with three new residential buildings there.