Just south of the intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street in Boyle Heights, a 1920s duplex has made way for new affordable housing.

The project from Los Angeles-based real estate development firm Eleos, located at 228 N. Soto Street, will consist of a four-story building featuring 42 one-bedroom apartments.

Construction at 228 N Soto StreetUrbanize LA

Entitlements for the project, called the Tethys Apartments, include Transit Oriented Communities incentives to permit a project without on-site automobile parking, as well as waivers from other zoning rules.

The apartments will cater almost exclusively to low-income households, aside from one very low-income unit and one market-rate manager's unit, according to permit records.

A rendering of the completed development portrays a contemporary low-rise structure, with a colorful mural facing Soto Street to the west. Architectural plans also show that the building will include a rear yard and a small rooftop deck.

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The project site is flanked by a Metro-owned site to the north where Abode Communities has built a larger mixed-use project featuring supportive housing and commercial space.  The non-profit developer is planning another affordable housing complex on a neighboring property to the east.

Eleos is planning nearly a dozen affordable housing projects across the City of Los Angeles, according to the firm's website.

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