Just north of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, wood framing is complete for Inspire Hollywood, a mixed-use apartment complex from the Bond Companies.

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Located on the former site of a surface parking lot at 1522-1538 S. Cassil Avenue, the project consists of an eight-story building which will feature 200 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above approximately 1,100 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and three-level, 230-car subterranean parking garage.

The Bond Companies entitled Inspire using Transit Oriented Communities housing incentives to permit a larger structure with more housing than otherwise allowed under zoning rules. In exchange, 20 of the apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing.

DE Architects is designing the apartment complex, uses tiered roof lines to match the heights of adjoining structures and create a series of terrace decks. Plans call for an outdoor swimming pool at the project's fourth floor.

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The development site one block east of the historic Crossroads of the World complex, which is poised to become the centerpiece of a $1-billion mixed-use complex featuring a hotel, housing, offices, and retail. A few blocks northeast, Relevant Group is developing a new hotel district centered on the intersection of Selma and Wilcox Avenues.

The Bond Companies, which has offices in both Los Angeles and Chicago, is also approved begin construction on a 90-unit development near Echo Park.