A long-vacant lot overlooking Echo Park lake has given way to a new development of small lot houses.

A local development firm known as ark.la is behind the project, which is now under construction at 610 Belmont Avenue.  The project will consist of five single-family dwellings, offering a mix of two- and three-bedroom floor plans, each of which will feature a two-car garage and open-air balconies.

The new houses are composed of prefabricated modular units, with designs by the Austin, Texas-based firm Ma Modular, an affiliate of KRDB.

Artists illustrations show a collection of contemporary three-story structures.