Seven months after we last checked in, wood framing has reached its peak at Onni Group's new apartment complex near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue Hollywood.

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Located on the north side of Santa Monica between Orange Drive and Mansfield Avenue, the project consists of a seven-story edifice which will feature 231 apartments above 15,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Parking for 390 vehicles will be located in subterranean levels below the building.

Entitlements for the project include density bonus incentives to permit a larger building than allowed under zoning rules. In exchange, Onni is required to set aside 15 of the apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very-low-income level. 

RC Architecture is designing the podium-type building, which will be clad in a combination of concrete and stucco. Cascading terrace decks oriented toward the rear property line will provide a height transition to the lower-scaled neighborhood to the north, while also creating a series amenity decks and a courtyard swimming pool.

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Onni Group, which has built a series of Downtown apartment towers over the past decade, is also behind plans for a 14-story office building at Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevards and 21-story apartment tower on Vine Street.  The company's portfolio also includes proposed and under-construction developments in Mid-Wilshire, Glendale, and Long Beach.

The project is the latest in mixed-use development to arrive in southwest Hollywood, following the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Anita May Rosenstein Campus, AvalonBay Communities' AVA Hollywood apartments, and an under-construction apartment complex from Massachi located next door on Orange Drive.