Three months after settling a legal dispute over the project, Hudson Pacific Properties has started site preparation for a mid-rise office tower at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue in Hollywood.

The 13-story development, known as Epic, will feature approximately 275,000 square feet of office space, seated atop a parking garage and ground-floor commercial space.

Gensler designed the the project, which features stepped terrace levels along the northern side of the property, facing an adjacent residential neighborhood.  The staggered building heights will be used to create outdoor amenity spaces for tenants.

When first proposed in 2014, HPP imagined the project as a larger 18-story structure, only to shave several floors to appease truculent neighbors.  As part of a settlement of a lawsuit with AIDS Healthcare Foundation earlier this year, the towers height was cut again to 13 levels.

The project follows the completion of a $150-million expansion of the adjacent Sunset Bronson Studios campus, which features a 14-story office tower and new production facility.  Both buildings, which comprise over 400,000 square feet of rentable space, are fully leased by Netflix.