After breaking ground in March, the eight-story "Inspire West Town" apartments are climbing skyward just west of the Kennedy Expressway. The development's two elevator cores have topped out above the wedge-shaped lot bordered by Ogden Avenue, May Street, and Erie, and the building's first floor is starting to take shape.

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Developer the Bond Companies is behind the estimated $40 million complex. When complete, the project will deliver 113 apartments in studio, convertible, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts. Six units of affordable housing will be offered on-site, and the developer will provide funding for 17 additional affordable units off-site.

FitzGerald Associates Architects designed the building with a gray brick base topped by light-colored metal panels with protruding balconies and green accents. The transit-oriented development also includes a 29-car garage, ground-floor retail fronting Ogden, a fitness center, a dog run, and a second-floor outdoor terrace.

Inspire West Town is expected to welcome tenants in 2022. Global Builders Inc., serves as general contractor on the project. 

FitzGerald Associates Architects