A city-owned parking lot in Lincoln Heights may soon give way to affordable housing, according to an application submitted this week to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge & Services (or W.O.R.K.S), the non-profit developer behind the project at 216 S. Avenue 24, is seeking approvals for the construction of a new six-story building featuring 48 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above a semi-subterranean parking garage with 50 vehicle stalls. While no on-site retail is planned, a community room and other habitable spaces would line the building's ground-floor street frontage.

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Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, allowing relief from certain zoning restrictions due to the inclusion of affordable housing. Additionally, as a 100 percent affordable housing development, the project is eligible for greater incentives than would typically be allowed for the site.

KFA Architecture is designing the apartment complex, dubbed the Grace Villas, which is shown in renderings as a Mediterranean-style building with a white stucco exterior and a tile roof line. Plans call for a courtyard at the project's second floor and a roof deck at the fifth level.

Land Images, a landscape architecture firm, is also working on the project.

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W.O.R.K.S, the developer, has also partnered on affordable housing projects elsewhere in Los Angeles such as Depot at Hyde Park and 88th & Vermont.

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