Affordable housing may be coming to a Blue Line-adjacent property in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone community.

At its meeting later this week, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a proposal from local developer RxLA to construct, a four-story, 56-unit affordable apartment complex on an L-shaped property at 1708 E. 61st Street.  The project, called the Aster Apartments, would feature a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings, in addition to on-site services, laundry facilities, community spaces, and parking for 17 vehicles.

The low-rise structure is being designed by Khal Khaireddin Architects and Tina Chee Landscape Studio, which would be clad with a mix of fiber cement panels and stucco.  Architectural diagrams show outdoor decks planned for the second, third, and fourth floors of the building.

RxLA is pursuing entitlements with density bonus incentives, including a height increase and a reduction in front- and rear-yard setbacks.  The project is also designed with a 325 percent increase in density beyond the 13 units allowed by the property's zoning.

The Aster Apartments have already been reviewed by the L.A. County Community Development Commission, which found that the affordability level provided by the project substantiates the approval of the additional units.

The project site is located roughly a half-mile south of the Blue Line's Slauson Station.